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New Injured Jockeys Charity Established

With National Hunt Racing as prevalent in Ireland as it is in the UK, it's great news that a brand new injured jockeys charity has been established there with champion jockey Ruby Walsh announced as chairman of its board. Irish Injured Jockeys,…
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Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh is one of the most famous and successful jockeys in the world. Son of the former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh, Ruby Walsh won his first Irish amateur title in 1996/7 at just 18 yers of age and then again in 1997/8, before turning…

Ruby Walsh To Miss 2014 National

Ruby Walsh will miss the 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National after suffering a fall during the Cheltenham Festival. The Irish champion jockey was enjoying a successful festival. Scoring victories with Faugheen, Vautour and partnering Quevega…

Ruby Walsh's Incredible Catalogue of Injuries

A two-time Grand National winning jockey, and considered by many to be one of the greatest sportsmen of his time, Ruby Walsh isn't just professional, it seems he's also made of steel. Speaking in an interview with the Paddy Power blog, he…

On His Own

In 2011 the owner of On His Own, Graham Wylie, decided to transfer the horse, along with some others, to Willie Mullins' yard. The gelding's first race out for his new trainer in December wasn't much to write home about, but he came back quickly…

Ruby Backs Tidal Bay for 2014 Grand National

When Ruby Walsh makes racing predictions everybody pays attention. Well, actually not everybody but they should because back in 2012 he gave his Grand National tips to Paddy Power Bookmakers and backed Neptune Collonges to run a big race and…

The Four Horsemen Of The Betting Slips

The Grand National is a race that not only tests the heart and courage of the horse, but also that of the jockey too. When it comes to a selection on the day the jockey on board can have quite a say in how the race pans out. RUBY WALSH The…

Ruby Walsh to Partner Tidal Bay at Leopardstown

They were partners for ten years before Ruby Walsh decided to head home to Ireland and leave Ditcheat and trainer Paul Nicholls, but it looks like their partnership is to be renewed again, if only briefly, when Nicholls sends 2014 Grand National…

Mullins Mounts British Campaign

Ireland's Champion trainer Willie Mullins is incredibly well known in the UK but until recently has always had a more reserved approach to entering British races, preferring instead to stay in Ireland for the bulk of his races. But seemingly…