Ruby Walsh

Date of Birth: May 14, 1979 

County of origin: Kildare 

First winner: Siren Song (Ted Walsh) Gowran Park, July 15th, 1995 

Assoc. Trainers: Willie Mullins, Ted Walsh 

2,500th winner: Killultagh Vic (Willie Mullins) Leopardstown, January 17, 2016 

200th Grade 1 winner: Footpad (Willie Mullins) Cheltenham, March 13, 2018 

Significant horses (Selected): Big Buck's, Hurricane Fly, Kauto Star, Quevega, Annie Power, Faugheen 

Follow him on Twitter: @Ruby_Walsh

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From Kill, County Kildare, Rupert "Ruby" Walsh is the second child, and eldest son, of 11 time champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and brother to top female rider Katie Walsh. Walsh won the Irish amateur title twice, in 1996/7 at the age of 18 and again in 1997/8, before turning professional. 

A fine amateur rider in the early years of his career, Ruby Walsh is universally recognised as one of the greatest National Hunt jockeys of all time. Through his association with trainers Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls, Walsh has enjoyed a glittering career and has won almost every race worth winning in the world of National Hunt racing.

Ruby is the winning-most jockey at the Cheltenham Festival with 59 successes to his name as of 2019. He has been leading jockey at the Festival on 11 occasions. Ruby became the first jockey to ride four winners on the same day at the Cheltenham Festival when dominating on the third day of the 2017 renewal. He won the JLT Novices' Chase on Yorkhill, the Ryanair Chase on Un De Sceaux, the Stayers' Hurdle on Nichols Canyon and the Mares' Novices' Hurdle on Let's Dance. The quartet were trained by Willie Mullins. 

He was crowned champion National Hunt jockey in Ireland for the 12th time at the end of the 2016-2017 season with 131 winners, a tally that matched his previous best, a record he set in 2007/2008.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2018/201914843232415€979,188€395,563€1,374,750
National Hunt 2017/201821963331727€783,063€231,100€1,014,163
National Hunt 2016/2017371131684133€2,283,188€773,950€3,057,138
National Hunt 2015/2016350105584329€1,969,043€576,186€2,545,229
National Hunt 2014/201525379423222€1,627,935€459,905€2,087,840
National Hunt 2013/2014403122514437€2,088,615€467,948€2,556,563
National Hunt 2012/2013340101523833€1,849,710€325,080€2,174,790
National Hunt 2011/201235885634031€1,448,150€429,894€1,878,044
National Hunt 2010/201119245231419€767,600€146,098€913,698
National Hunt 2009/2010424108645525€1,235,785€486,404€1,722,189
National Hunt 2008/2009512121706745€2,551,380€536,854€3,088,234
National Hunt 2007/20085471311006246€2,190,620€606,810€2,797,430
National Hunt 2006/2007562125906449€1,877,385€658,595€2,535,980
National Hunt 2005/200642290625245€1,456,280€417,920€1,874,200
National Hunt 2004/2005531111847161€1,453,910€570,235€2,024,145
National Hunt 2003/200436370684841€879,485€405,420€1,284,905
National Hunt 2002/200349180835848€1,008,240€503,165€1,511,405
National Hunt 2001/200244985696239€1,207,134€501,655€1,708,788
National Hunt 2000/200148584825357€1,005,596€461,773€1,467,369
Flat 201920010€0€1,250€1,250
Flat 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 201330110€0€2,380€2,380
Flat 201120000€0€0€0
Flat 200920001€0€375€375
Flat 200850020€0€1,440€1,440
Flat 200761021€9,100€2,170€11,270
Flat 200640200€0€3,315€3,315
Flat 200572201€19,250€4,545€23,795
Flat 200481200€8,400€3,400€11,800
Flat 200342100€14,350€1,530€15,880
Flat 200210010€0€800€800

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