Poise and Stride

‘Poise and Stride’ 

A book of short essays written by Joe Osborne on sale now

Joe Osborne, Managing Director of Godolphin Ireland, has published ‘Poise and Stride’, a beautifully illustrated book of 41 short essays based on his observations from business, entertainment and sport during his 40-year career in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. The essays were initially written as contributions to the Godolphin Flying Start quarterly newsletter ‘Time Flies’ and developed into a book over the past few months.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Racing Academy & Centre of Education (RACE) in Kildare Town. The academy, a registered charity, was established as a social project in 1973 by Joe’s father Michael Osborne along with Stan Cosgrove and Derek O’Sullivan. 

The foreword is written by RACE graduate, former champion jockey turned trainer, Johnny Murtagh and the book is illustrated throughout by Declan Considine.  ‘Poise and Stride’ is available to purchase for €20 (plus P&P) by emailing RACE at poiseandstride@racingacademy.ie or phoning their office on +353 45 522468.

Commenting on ‘Poise and Stride’, author Joe Osborne, said: “This project has been a labour of love and a welcome distraction during the Covid-19 pandemic.   The essays cover a diverse range of topics and I hope that the core messages in them will resonate with readers.  My family has a longstanding link with RACE, so this is an opportunity to support them and to highlight the great work they are doing.”



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