'Fantastic ... this book is quite simply an essential item for anyone interested in horseracing' Racing Post
'A joy to read. Exquisite in its simplicity, and adorned with wonderful photographs, this is certain to be enjoyed by anyone who braves the winter cold and heads jump racing ... [Cahill's] passion for racing comes loud and clear in this book' Irish Field
Winners: The Horses, The Memories; The Defining Moments documents a host of favourite memories from the world's foremost racing minds.
In this collection of interviews, Hugh Cahill uncovers the cherished memories of some of the most prominent figures in Irish horse-racing as they remember eighty of the horses that have featured most significantly in their lives.
All the greats are here - Moscow Flyer, Arkle, Synchronised, Flyingbolt, Frankel, Hurricane Fly, Dawn Run, Bobbyjo, Istabraq, Brave Inca, Papillon, Beef or Salmon and Sea the Stars. These are the horses that have shaped horse-racing over the past fifty years and captured hearts around the globe.
Beautifully illustrated, Winners: The Horses, the Memories, the Defining Moments includes contributions from Ruby Walsh, A.P. McCoy, J.P. McManus, Willie Mullins, Jessica Harrington, Davy Russell, Paul Carberry and many more.
A compelling and heartfelt exploration of what makes these incredible animals so special to the people who knew them best, Winners is a volume to be treasured and an essential book for horse-racing fans everywhere.
About the Author
Hugh Cahill is a sports broadcaster, commentator and journalist. Currently in his 10th year with RTÉ Sport, Hugh has covered a wide range of international and domestic events, from the Olympic Games, to Rugby World Cups and Cheltenham.
Hugh has fronted RTÉ's television coverage of the Christmas Racing Festival and also commentates for World Rugby on the international Sevens circuit.
A father of three children, he lives in Wicklow with his wife Louise.