Are you horse race lover? If you are then this post is for you. Have you ever heard the name of Paul Carberry? This Irish jockey is a legend in the history of horse racing.We are going to talk here about this famous winner.
This leading winner declared the end of his journey as a talented rider today. The reason behind this decision was several injuries which made him feel that his legs weren’t strong enough to support him riding. So he was advised to stop riding by his surgeon. He wasn’t seen much since last September due to a leg injury. Paul Carberry announced his retirement due to failing to recover from a long-standing leg injury occurred by a fall at Listowel in September 2015.
Paul Carberry was born on Feb 9, 1974.He is from a racing family. He was trained up by his father Tommy Carberry who was also a jockey. His uncle Arthur Moore is a successful and famous trainer in Ireland at the national hunt. Paul Carberry’s siblings Phillip and Nina are also leading horse rider’s in Ireland.
He won the Grand National in 1999 on Bobbyjo, and his first winner in 1990 was his first ride which was associated with the finest horses like Dorans Pride, Harchibald, Solwhit and Florida Pearl. But amongst them all, the most successful pair was with Harchibald.
Paul Carberry was well-known as a talented rider, and a person with a colourful character.
He swung from the rafters at Aintree; then he triumphed on Bobbyjo. Carberry escaped from jail in 2006. The reason was setting fire to a newspaper on board a flight from Spain to Ireland. He got punished by receiving two months in jail.
He is mostly known as the jumper jockey of his time. He was also famous for his pairing with great horses and cool riding tactics.
One of his fellow jockey’s Barry Geraghty talked about Paul Carberry’s retirement and tweeted, “End of an era and a big loss to the weigh room. Wishing Paul Carberry a very happy retirement – one of the bravest and most natural jockeys ever.”. He was known by his colleagues and punters alike simply as ‘Carberry’.
Paul Carberry was a go-to rider for top trainers and enjoyed a very successful link with Noel Meade.
He will be remembered for his many great victories, and also for an agonising defeat on Harchibald in the 2005 Champion Hurdles at Cheltenham. Beyond everything, Paul Carberry was a talented leading jockey of his time and gifted us with an excellent number of victories. We respect his talent, and he is a famous riding legend.