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Ruby Walsh: “It’s A Celebration. I Was Retiring, Not Dying”

On Wednesday, Legendary Irish jockey Ruby Walsh announced his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with immediate effect. Walsh made the decision after riding Kemboy to a dramatic finish in the Punchestown Gold Cup and shocked the world with his announcement in the aftermath. At the age of 39, Walsh leaves the sport after a glittering career that has …

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Breaking: Ruby Walsh Announces Retirement, Effective Immeadiately

Legendary Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has announced his retirement from the sport of horse racing, which is effective immediately. At the age of 39, Walsh will leave the sport after a glittering career that has spanned nearly two decades – a career that has seen him take home some of the sport’s most prestigious honours. Ending his run on a …

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Heartbreak For Ruby Walsh As Jockey Suffers Suspected Broken Leg

Ruby Walsh made a recovery from injury just in the nick of time for the Cheltenham festival, after sitting out large parts of the national hunt season. The jockey made a successful return yesterday, with winning rides on Footpad and Benie Des Dieux. However, it appears that his week could be over, as he suffered an injury which ruled him out …

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Ruby Walsh Divides The Country With His Views On Ireland At USA 1994


RTÉ are running a show examining the greatest moments in Irish sport, and it’s well worth a watch. Each week, a panel of sporting stars discuss some of the greatest athletic achievements by the country’s sons and daughters. This evening, the 1990s were examined. Jockey Ruby Walsh was a member the panel, which went through Sonia O’Sullivan’s World Championship triumph, Michael …

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The Despaired Reaction As Irish-Trained Douvan Unexpectedly Beaten At Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 15: Punters look on during the Glenfarclas Chase during Ladies Day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2017 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The French-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred Douvan has seen his long winning run come to an end, after he finished seventh of ten in the Grade One Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Patrick Mullins, son of Douvan’s trainer Willie, had earlier described riding Douvan as like “driving a Ferrari”. Eleven-time Irish National Hunt Champion Jockey Ruby Walsh was booked …

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Cheltenham: Get Ready For A Willie Mullins Domination

After winning the last two champion trainer titles at the Cheltenham festival, Willie Mullins is readying his troops for another assault on the Cotswolds with a hat-trick of titles looking a certainty.   Day one of the festival looks set to be a Mullins showcase as there is a possibility he will saddle five favourites for the seven races. The …

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Hennessy Gold Cup Preview

The Willie Mullins trained Djakadam has been the buzz horse for Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup since he was declared to run, can the five-year old prevail in one of the biggest handicaps of the year? Stephen Loftus previews his chances.   The statistics say Djakadam cannot win Saturday’s race. No five-year-old has ever won the Hennessy Gold Cup. No Irish …

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Hurricane Fly Triumph Illustrates Why We Love Jump Racing

As Hurricane Fly and Ruby Walsh ranged up to reigning champion hurdler Jezki and cruised by to claim his 20th Grade 1 success, we were given a reminder of the unhinged joy that jump racing gives to its fans, writes Stephen Loftus. Jump racing followers will always contend that their form of racing will always reign supreme over flat racing …

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