It used to be that AP McCoy was the greatest jockey to have never won the Aintree Grand National. But he put paid to that title in 2010 when he won on Don't Push It after 15 attempts. These days the honour goes to Richard Johnson, a fantastic…
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Irish jockey, Barry Geraghty, rode his first winner at Down Royal back in January 1997. And his career since then has been nothing short of remarkable. He has been crowned Champion Jockey on two occasions in Ireland, in 1999-2000 and 2003-2004.
Ruby Walsh is one of the most famous and successful jockeys in the world. He is the son of the former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and brother to jockey Katie Walsh. He won his first Irish amateur title in 1996/7 at just 18 years of age.…
The racing world was shaken last October when jockey Freddy Tylicki was involved in a major collision. The four horse pile up cost Tylicki the use of his legs but he still has a passion for racing. This injury was one of the worst last season…
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On the week that A.P McCoy announces to the racing world that he’s hanging up his boots and calling time on his amazing career, I take a look at his Grand National record and assess whether or not it was equally as glittering as his lifetime…
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Anthony Peter "A.P." McCoy MBE is widely regarded as the greatest National Hunt jockey ever. He rode his first winner, "Legal Steps", at Thurles on 26 March 1992 and he has never looked back.
He has broken numerous records including a record…
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…
Known for being the son of Champion Trainer, Nigel Twiston-Davies, it would be easy to assume that Sam Twiston-Davies career has been slightly easier than most.
Of course this is far from the truth as anybody who follows racing can tell…
Hailing from one of the fore-most racing families in Ireland, Paul Carberry, born on 9 February 1974, is the son of jockey Tommy Carberry, who was a famous National Hunt jockey in the 1960s and 1970s. His uncle is Arthur Moore, one of Ireland's…
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