Ruby Walsh is a native of Co Kildare, Ireland. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest National Hunt jockeys of all time. Following a successful amateur career, Walsh turned professional in 1998.
Rupert Walsh was born in Kill Co Kildare in 1979. His father, Ted Walsh is a successful racehorse trainer who was a champion amateur jockey. Involved with horses from a young age, Ruby is reported to have had his first pony at the age of seven.
In 1995 Ruby Walsh had his first win riding Siren Song at Gowran Park, Kilkenny. He became Ireland’s champion amateur Jockey during his Leaving Certificate year. Having successfully completed the Leaving Certificate he won the English Grand National in 2000 riding Papillon which had been trained by his father.
In his career to date Walsh has had over 2000 career wins. He has been leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival on 12 occasions. He is the first jockey to ride four winners on the same day at Cheltenham. As well as winning the English Grand National, Walsh has also won the Irish, Welsh and Scottish Grand Nationals. He is the recipient of numerous awards.
Ruby Walsh was born in the year 1979 On This Day.
Blackstairmountain with Jockey Ruby Walsh