Date of Birth: February 9th, 1974
County of origin: Meath
First winner: Petronelli (Jim Bolger) Leopardstown, 6th August, 1990
Final winner: Jansboy (Noel Dooly) Listowel, 13th September,
Assoc. Trainers: Noel
Notable Horses: Don
Cossack, Bobbyjo, Beef Or Salmon, Florida Pearl, Road To Riches, Dorans Pride,
Aran Concerto, Pandorama, Ansar, Cross Appeal, Harbour Pilot, Casey Jones,
Rhythm Section, Looks Like Trouble, Nicanor, Go Native, Solwhit, Harchibald,
Did you know?
From Ratoath, County Meath, Paul Carberry was one of the all-time great National Hunt jockeys. He began his career on the Flat and was champion apprentice with 27 winners in 1993 but made his name over hurdles and fences. Never short of success, he enjoyed a fine association with trainer Noel Meade and was champion national hunt jockey in the 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 seasons. Carberry scored the "perfect hat-trick" when riding a winner on the Flat, over hurdles and over fences at the same meeting at Galway on Monday, September 5th, 1994. In all, he rode 14 winners at the Cheltenham Festival and landed the Aintree Grand National on Bobbyjo, trained by his father Tommy, in 1999. He also won the Irish Grand National on the same horse at Fairyhouse the previous year. On August 9th, 2016, Paul Carberry announced his retirement from the saddle having failed to fully recover after fracturing
his left femur in a fall at Listowel in September, 2015.