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Pat Smullen
Pat Smullen

Pat Smullen

The Autobiography


304 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $43.95)

Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN 9781839500671

Rights: US, CA & SAM

Racing Post Books (May 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: May 2021


Cancer of the pancreas remains one of the most resoluteforms of the pervasive illness, and Pat Smullen’s strugglecontinues. This toughest of all setbacks brought anabrupt end to a brilliant career that yielded nine jockeys’championships, 12 European Classics, eight Royal Ascotwinners and more than 1,900 winners worldwide.Donn McClean helps tell his story, how a farm labourer’sson made it to the top of the Sport of Kings and how hehas coped with the hammer blow that brought him and hisfamily right back down to earth.Smullen’s time in the saddle spanned 26 years, winningmillions in prize-money. Out of the saddle he has raisedmillions for cancer charities. He has brought the racing worldtogether, explemplifying the esteem in which he is justifiablyheld.He is an inspirational figure and Pat Smullen’s autobiographywill induce every emotion.

Author Biography

Donn McClean is a renowned journalist, broadcaster andauthor. His books include the autobiographies of AP McCoy, Mick Fitzgerald and Timmy Murphy. Pat Smullen is a nine time Irish Champion flat jockey, who also won the Epsom Derby in 2016. He was forced to retire in 2019 after suffering pancreatic cancer, and his courageous battle with the disease has both inspired people and helped raise millions for charity.