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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…

Will A Woman Ever Win The National?

In the film ‘National Velvet’ Elizabeth Taylor rides her horse Pie to victory in the Grand National only to be disqualified when it’s discovered that she’s a girl masquerading as Pie’s Latvian male jockey. Fiction obviously; but fiction…

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…