Daryl Jacob

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Daryl Jacob
Sanctuaire & Daryl Jacob.jpg
Jacob riding Sanctuaire at the Celebration Chase at Sandown in 2013
Occupation Jockey
Born 25-08-1983[1]
Co Wexford, Ireland
Honours
2012 Aintree Grand National, 2011 JCB Triumph hurdle, 2014 County hurdle,

Daryl Jacob is an Irish National Hunt jockey who rode for trainer Paul Nicholls as second jockey to Ruby Walsh until Ruby Walsh left the Paul Nicholls stable which made Daryl Jacob the number one in Paul Nicholls yard.[2][3] He won at the Cheltenham festival for the first time in 2011 on Zarkandar in the Triumph Hurdle.[1] His second Cheltenham Festival win was in 2014 on Lac Fontana in the Vincent O Brien County Handicap Hurdle on the last day of the festival. However, before the start of the next race he suffered a broken leg, knee and elbow after Port Melon crashed into the rail.[4]

Jacob is most noted for winning the 2012 Grand National on the grey Neptune Collonges. The pairing beat second-place Sunnyhillboy in a photo finish and the closest ever finish to a Grand National.[5]


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