Date of Birth: June 27, 1979
County of origin: Cork
First winner: Right'N'Royal (Michael O'Connor) Gowran Park,
May 20th, 1999
Champion jockey: (3 times) 2011/12, 2012/13, 2017/18
Assoc. Trainers: Gordon Elliott, Pat Kelly, Charles Byrnes, John Kiely, Henry De Bromhead, Tony Martin.
Significant horses: Lord Windermere, Presenting Percy, Balko Des Flos, Solwhit, Zabana,
Windsor Park, Don Cossack, Rule The World, Sir Des Champs, Weapons Amnesty, Jetson,
Dedigout, Last Instalment, First Lieutenant, Roi Du Mee, Quito De La Roque, Un
Atout, Mallowney, Prince Of Scars, Tiger Roll, Diamond King, Pittoni, Mansony,
Forpadydeplasterer, Mega Fortune, Apple's Jade, Delta Work, The Storyteller
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From Youghal, County Cork, Davy Russell became champion jockey for the first time in 2011/12 and retained his crown the following season. He rode as the retained rider for Gigginstown House Stud from 2007 until he lost the position at Punchestown on New Year's Eve, 2013. He won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the Jim Culloty-trained Lord Windermere in 2014. Russell maintains strong links with owners Chris Jones and Dai Walters. Davy has ridden a winner at the Cheltenham Festival in each year since his first success on the Philip Rothwell-trained Native Jack in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase in 2006.
In all, he has 22 Festival winners to his name and was leading rider at Cheltenham for the first time in 2018 when he rode four winners. He won the 2018 Aintree Grand National on the Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll and two weeks later was crowned champion jockey in Ireland for the third time with 119 winners.