Nina Carberry

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Nina Carberry (born 21 July 1984)[1] is an Irish female National Hunt jockey. She hails from a racing family and is the daughter of jockey Tommy Carberry.


Carberry got her first Cheltenham festival win in 2005 on Dabiroun in the Fred Winter Juvenile hurdle.[2] It was the first time in 18 years that a female jockey won a race at the Cheltenham Festival.[3] In 2005/06, she became Irish Qualified Rider champion for the first time and repeated the feat the next season.[4] At the Cheltenham festival, she won the 2007 Cross Country Handicap Chase on Heads Onthe Ground, before winning on Garde Champetre in 2008 and 2009, to give her a record three wins in the race. She extended it to four wins in 2016 with Josies Orders when Any Currency was disqualified. In 2011, she won the Irish Grand National on Organisedconfusion which was trained by her uncle Arthur Moore, becoming only the second woman rider to win the race.[5][6][7] Between 2006 and 2016, she has competed in the Grand National six times, completing the course on four occasions, both records for a female jockey. Her best result being a seventh-place finish on Character Building in 2010. In 2015, she won the Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree riding On the Fringe.

In 2013 she became a racing assistant to Noel Meade.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Nina married Ted Walsh Junior in February 2012. Walsh is the son of former jockey and Aintree National winning trainer Ted Walsh. Nina's brother in-law is top jockey Ruby Walsh and her sister-in-law is the Irish jockey Katie Walsh. She is expecting her first child and will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 National Hunt season.[9]


In 2013 she appeared on documentary The Irish Road To Cheltenham which was shown on RTÉ One television in Ireland.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sara Waterson (27 March 2011). "Grand National Ladies - Nina Carberry". Eclipse. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
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  3. ^ "Irish racing families". Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Grand National Guide". Grand National. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "National glory for Nina and Organisedconfusion". Racing Post. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Nina Carberry triumphs in Irish Grand National on Organisedconfusion". The Guardian. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  7. ^ "Nina Carberry successful in Irish National". RTÉ Sport. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
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  9. ^ "Nina Carberry: Pregnant jockey to miss rest of the season". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Limerick Jockey to appear on RTÉ". Limerick Post. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.