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Nina Carberry

Being daughter to legendary National Hunt jockey and trainer Tommy Carberry, who had Gold Cup and Grand National wins in the 1960s and 70s, was always going to be a good indication that Nina Carberry would have horseriding in her blood. It didn’t…
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Jenny Pitman

The Pitman family has a special association with the Grand National, with Jennifer being just 14 months old when she was first put on a pony. When she was 15 her father George Harvey who trained point-to-pointers gave his daughter her first…
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Carrie Ford Interview

Carrie Ford made history when she finished 5th onboard Forest Gunner in the 2005 Grand National. At the time it was the highest finish by a female jockey in the race’s long history. We recently talked to her about that day at Aintree, her…

Female Grand National Jockeys

Most of us are very familiar with the leading ladies of the Horse Racing world including Hayley Turner, Nina Carberry, Katie Walsh as well as new kid on the block Lucy Alexander. And though these ladies have made phenomenal strides into a very…

Hayley Turner

Hayley Turner is a female jockey like none other before. In 2005 she became only the fourth woman ever to ‘ride out her claim’, thereby losing her Apprentice status at the end of the season. In the same year she became the first female Champion…