| 17°C Dublin

Carberry's autobiography is set to be One Hell Of A Ride

If you are a racing enthusiast, or a lover of sport in general, the release of Paul Carberry's autobiography this week has to be of interest.

Sure to be one of the most colourful sporting books on the market, the somewhat apt, yet cheekily named 'One Hell Of A Ride', highlights the many ups and downs, trials and tribulations of a glittering career.

As well as the 1,500 winners and major wins at Cheltenham and the Aintree Grand National, Carberry has also found himself on the front pages on numerous occasions -- something he hasn't shied away from in his terrific read.

All 275 pages are detailed in a frank, but humourous manner, and in addition to his best days in the saddle, he speaks openly about being not only the first jockey to fail a breath test on an Irish racecourse, but the first to do it twice.

While there's also the disgraceful death threats he received earlier this year after a disgruntled punter took his ride on odds-on favourite Martin Scruff at Punchestown way too far.

It's been a long and illustrious 20-year career that has undoubtedly got a few chapters in it yet, but the opening 22, which are detailed in this fascinating book, are a must-read for most.