An amazing collection of Irish jump-racing photographs that captures the last decade of the Irish horse-racing scene. For every leap of victory and fist pump, there is a crunching fall or a win that almost was: Pat 'Cash' Healy’s has captured it all with his camera, with captions by Donn McClean.
For four decades HEALY RACING has photographed the world of Irish horse racing.
Delving into an archive of thousands of images, photographer Pat Healy and sports journalist Donn McClean selected over 200 golden Irish jump-racing moments. Their book captures the last decade of thrills and spills (2011–2020) – the sheer spectacle that is the Irish horse-racing scene.
The sport’s biggest personalities, and their horses, are celebrated through the lens: JP McManus, Michael O’Leary and Gigginstown House Stud, Rich and Susannah Ricci, Willie, Patrick and Danny Mullins, Gordon Elliott, Jessica Harrington, Jonjo O’Neill, Henry de Bromhead, Nina and Paul Carberry, Ted, Ruby and Katie Walsh, Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, AP McCoy, Paul Townend, Jack Kennedy, Rachel Blackmore, Bryan Cooper, Robbie Power, Jamie Codd, Lisa O’Neill and so many more.
For every leap of victory and fist pump, there is a crunching fall or a win that almost was: HEALY RACING has captured it all.
Thrills and Spills to bring a smile to your face … a beautiful collection of jump racing memories
Beautiful … from the picturesque to the poignant … succeeds wonderfully
Loving the new book
Great stocking filler from @patcashhealy
What a fabulous publication. Well done to everyone at Healy Racing. A must buy for any racing fan
Very good book from good people
A fantastic collection of racing memories from Ireland’s finest @patcashhealy Highly recommend it for all racing fans
A timeless collection of racing memories
Magic moments with precision and emotion...it is impossible to imagine a meeting in Ireland without the presence of the Healy Racing photography team, and their book is a collection of some of the most memorable moments of the last decade. With captions provided by leading racing writer and broadcaster Donn McClean, this nicely arranged hardback takes the reader on a trip down memory lane during a period of bumper success for Irish jump racing and it does a fine job of capturing the emotions in play. As the title suggests, there is no shortage of dramatic and chaotic action shots, with horses hitting the deck and riders propelled into unorthodox positions as they part company with their mounts. High-profile Cheltenham Festival and Grand National wins feature, but the collection not only celebrates the standout top-level successes from 2011 to 2020 it also shines a light on some of Ireland’s scenic summer tracks and point-to-point venues. Many of the most eyecatching pictures capture scenes of wild celebrations, and such scenes of unbridled joy acts as a stark reminder of how badly missed racegoers have been this year. However, at a time when a return to normal circumstances seems difficult to envisage, Thrills and Spills is a welcome tonic to whet the appetite for whenever we can all finally return to racecourses
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