Best Irish Female Jockeys

Horse racing is the best sport in the world. Not only one gets the best spectacle of racing but one also lands a variety of online betting opportunities. This is especially true for a famous racing event like the Grand National, which takes place every year in April. 

For the world’s greatest steeplechase, punters start their preparations very early and begin looking for lucrative offers as well as the latest updates and tips. 

1- Nina Carberry 

Nina Carberry accomplished a lot in horse racing as a jockey, proving that females can excel just as well in this sport as their male counterparts. She is the daughter of five times champion national hunt jockey Tommy Carberry.

The Irish female jockey liked riding from an early age and registered her first big victory at the 2005 Cheltenham Festival. She finished first in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on Dabiroun, a feat which hadn’t been achieved by any other female since 1987. 

Her triumphs at the famous Cheltenham Festival continued and she won the 2007 Cross Country Handicap Chase before pulling off the same feat in 2008 and 2009 to register a record three victories in the race. 

Carberry also triumphed twice at the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase riding On the Fringe. However, her biggest career win came in 2011 when she steered organised confusion to a first-place finish in the Irish Grand National, thus becoming only the second woman rider to claim the race. She also competed in the prestigious Grand National an incredible six times, with her best result being a seventh-place finish in 2010. 

2- Katie Walsh 

Katie Walsh hails from a racing family and is the daughter of a famous trainer and television pundit Ted Walsh as well as being a sister to renowned jockey Ruby Walsh. She started her career in 2003 and went on to garner incredible successes as a female jockey. 

The Irish jockey rode two winners at the 2010 Cheltenham Festival, winning both the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup and the County Handicap Hurdle. She made her Grand National debut in 2012 and finished third on Seabass, thus becoming the first female to achieve such a high place in the prestigious race. 

Walsh also won the 2015 Irish Grand National on Thunder And Roses. The amazing female jockey claimed her first Grade 1 when she emerged victorious at the Champion INH Flat Race in 2016. She went on to secure another Grade 1 when she won the Champion Bumper in March 2018.