Tuesday, 09 August 2016 19:53

Paul Carberry Retires!

Paul Carberry the leading Irish jockey today announced his retirement from the sport. He had a career laden with triumphs but the 42-year-old made a statement today to make it official.


Carberry had not raced competitively since September 2015 due to a leg injury. He famously won the Grand National riding Bobbjo in 1999. He had his first win in August 1990 on Petronelli.


Taking the advice of his surgeon Carberry was quoted in the press as saying:


My leg's not strong enough. I feel gutted"


Over the course of his career Carberry ridden 14 Cheltenham Festival winners and over 40 Grade 1 winners. Big race wins and prize money:


  1. Martell Grand National Chase Showcase Handicap Class A (Grade 3)

    1. Date: 10th April 1999

    2. Horse: Bobbyjo

    3. Prize Money: £242,600

  2. Ladbrokes World Hurdle Grade 1

    1. 14th March 2013

    2. Horse: Solwhit

    3. Prixe Money: £156,613

  3. Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)

    1. Date: 29th April 2015

    2. Horse: Don Cossack

    3. Prize Money: £93,023


Not a complete career without a small bit of controversy.. Carberry luckily escaped prison in 2006 after setting fire to a newspaper on board a flight from Spain to Dublin!


We wish Paul all the best with his retirement. He will be surely missed from the sport as a true legend.