True Colours: My Autobiography

Format: Paperback (320 pages).

 Author: Barry Geraghty

Publisher: Headline Books

Reviewed : August 2021

The riveting full-career autobiography of Barry Geraghty, one of the most successful jump jockeys in the history of the sport. A great read, containing startling revaluations, and a searingly honest insight into the life of a top jockey. This touching memoir is a must-listen for all sporting fans.

Barry Geraghty is an Irish horse racing legend. From his first win in 1997, he has gone on to ride almost 2000 winners, making him the fourth most accomplished rider of all time. With more wins at Cheltenham than any other jockey riding today. He has worked with all the greats: Moscow Flyer, Kicking King, and Monty’s Pass to name but a few. But while they have retired, he has kept on going....

He has survived falls too numerous to recall, and spent most of 2019 with a metal cast on his leg. And yet, he keeps getting back on the horse. This audiobook is about resilience, the mental power that enables the great to keep going, despite the pain, and the odds. It explores how Barry has developed the mind tools to continue to push himself, even when all seems lost. Recommended.

Racecourse Advisor Overall Rating: 8/10