Thrills and Spills

Thrills and Spills

Celebrating Irish Jump Racing

Photographed by Healy Racing, Written by Donn McClean and Healy Racing

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.

Hardback: €24.99
Hardback: 208 pages
Size:250x216 mm
ISBN: 9781788491358

Category: Photography, Sport

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.

Donn McClean Healy Racing

Racing photographer supremo Pat ‘Cash’ Healy is known to many in the horse racing world. His father Liam senior began the family horse-racing photography business in the 1970s and today Pat Healy is a familiar figure, with his brother Liam, at racetracks around the country and the big meets abroad. His nephew, Kevin, also works alongside them. Pat has photographed nearly every major winner in thirty years and the family business shoe box has winners and golden horse racing moments right back to the 1970s. From following trainers, horses, owners, jockeys, the bookies, stable lads and punters, Pat’s camera lens has captured thousands of precious moments in the great sport of horse racing, many of which can be viewed on his website

Thrills and Spills to bring a smile to your face … a beautiful collection of jump racing memories

The Irish Field

Beautiful … from the picturesque to the poignant … succeeds wonderfully

Irish Daily Mail


The Irish Field

Loving the new book

UTV Life’s Pamela Ballantine

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

RTE Racing’s Hugh Cahill

A timeless collection of racing memories

The Kerryman

Magic moments with precision and 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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