Jason Maguire

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Jason Maguire
Jason Maguire.jpg
Maguire riding Ubaltique in 2012
OccupationJockey
Born (1980-04-13) 13 April 1980 (age 38)
County Meath, Ireland[1]
Major racing wins
Grand National (2011)

Jason Maguire (born 13 April 1980),[2] is a former Irish horse racing jockey who won the 2011 Grand National on Ballabriggs.

Early life and career[edit]

Maguire is the nephew of another former jockey Adrian Maguire.[1] He started out in Irish pony races and as he started his career rode his first winner, Search For Peace at Cheltenham on 12 November 1999. He then went on to ride for Tom George's stable for the next seven years and had a Cheltenham Festival victory on Galileo in 2002.

In 2007, he switched to ride for Ginger McCain's son, Donald McCain, Jr.. After eight unsuccessful rides in the Grand National, his best previous finish was sixth on Cloudy Lane in 2008, he went on to win the 2011 Grand National on 14/1 shot Ballabriggs.[3] After the race Maguire received a ban for excessive use of the whip, Ballabriggs having been driven so hard he required oxygen after the race.[4]

Retirement[edit]

On 5 May 2016 Maguire announced to the media his retirement.[5] His last ride was a fall in 2015.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Donohoe (9 April 2011). "Kilmessan jockey wins Aintree Grand National". Meath Chronicle. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Many happy returns...". Racing Post. London, UK. 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ Frank Keogh (9 April 2011). "Grand National: Ballabriggs powers to National win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  4. ^ Dave Kidd (10 April 2011). "Grand National winning jockey Maguire handed five-day ban". The People. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Jason Maguire confirms his retirement from racing". RTE.ie. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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