Nina Carberry

Date of Birth: July 21, 1984

County of origin: Meath

First winner: Sabrinsky (Noel Meade) Masterchefs Ladies Derby, Curragh, July 15, 2001

Final winner: Josies Orders (Enda Bolger) Dooley Insurances Cross Country Chase, Punchestown, April 28, 2018

Significant horses (selected): Don Cossack, Organisedconfusion, Mick The Man, Leading Run, On The Fringe, Garde Champetre, Mansony, Pandorama, Salford City, Otterstown Lady, Dabiroun, Heads Onthe Ground, Josies Orders

Champion Amateur Rider: 2005/06, 2006/07

Most Wins In A Season (National Hunt): 43 (twice) 2005/06, 2009/10

Cheltenham Festival Winners: 7 

 2005 Dabiroun Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle    
 2007 Heads Onthe Ground Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase    
 2008 Garde Champetre Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase    
 2009 Garde Champetre Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase    
 2015 On The Fringe St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase   
 2016 On The Fringe St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase   
 2016 Josies Orders Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

Follow her on Twitter: @ninacarberry

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest amateur riders of all time, Nina Carberry enjoyed a terrific near 17-year career in the saddle. She enjoyed a hugely successful association with both the Noel Meade and Enda Bolger stables. 

A daughter of the legendary Tommy Carberry, Nina emulated her father and brothers Paul and Philip when riding the winner of the 2011 Irish Grand National on Organisedconfusion which was trained by her uncle Arthur Moore. It was arguably the finest moment but her career also featured seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival.  

Nina became the first female jump jockey in Ireland and Britain to win a Grade 1 race when taking the Champion Bumper at the Punchestown festival in 2006 on the Noel Meade-trained Leading Run. She won the race again the following year on Mick The Man, another trained by Meade.

Nina announced her retirement from the saddle after winning the Dooley Insurances Cross Country Chase on the Enda Bolger-trained Josies Orders on the final day of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown on Saturday, April 28, 2018. In all, she rode 398 winners in Ireland (National Hunt and Flat) and along with 23 in Britain and two in Germany. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/2018741520159€173,375€100,575€273,950
National Hunt 2016/201782201695€137,188€49,688€186,875
National Hunt 2015/201613421271419€173,638€118,038€291,675
National Hunt 2014/201516330332519€190,530€117,615€308,145
National Hunt 2013/201412522171718€158,480€94,411€252,891
National Hunt 2012/201313626172019€162,890€99,680€262,570
National Hunt 2011/201217133242513€204,000€81,585€285,585
National Hunt 2010/201118528241913€339,520€102,928€442,448
National Hunt 2009/201018443251618€271,005€89,458€360,463
National Hunt 2008/200921437372618€295,745€154,000€449,745
National Hunt 2007/200819327231914€367,050€84,403€451,453
National Hunt 2006/200717834232616€398,590€118,850€517,440
National Hunt 2005/200618643262618€463,750€116,815€580,565
National Hunt 2004/20051221315126€151,000€88,825€239,825
National Hunt 2003/2004533745€44,600€22,675€67,275
National Hunt 2002/2003292653€11,900€37,895€49,795
National Hunt 2001/2002282101€22,365€2,229€24,595
National Hunt 2000/200180131€0€9,764€9,764

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Punchestown 28/04/18 Josies Orders Ch 3m 1 11-12 135 Dooley Insurances Cross Country S'chase €9,375
Punchestown 27/04/18 On The Fringe Ch 3m 120yds 3 12-0 Star Best Racing Champion Hunters Schase €3,000
Punchestown 27/04/18 First Approach NHF 2m 2f 9 12-0 GVA Donal O'Buachalla I.N.H. Flat Race
Punchestown 26/04/18 Josies Orders Ch 4m 1f 100yds 2 11-7 135 Friends First S'chase (La Touche Cup) €6,000
Punchestown 25/04/18 Young Ted NHF 2m 70yds 6 11-4 Racing Post Champion INH Flat Race (Grade 1) Grade 1 €2,000
Punchestown 25/04/18 Tintangle NHF 2m 70yds 3 11-9 Weatherbys GSB EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race (Grade 3) Grade 3 €5,000
Punchestown 24/04/18 Seeyouinvinnys NHF 2m 100yds 8 11-4 Goffs Land Rover Bumper
Punchestown 24/04/18 In Your Shadow NHF 2m 100yds 15 11-7 Dooley Insurances INH Flat Race
Limerick 20/04/18 Extrapolate NHF 2m 3f 50yds 5 12-0 Twilight Racing 2018 INH Flat Race €250
Fairyhouse 19/04/18 Dream Conti (FR) NHF 2m 1 12-0 National Hunt Finale INH Flat Race €6,250
Fairyhouse 19/04/18 Killisk Ben Rose NHF 2m 4f 8 11-9 Ir. Stallion Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 17/04/18 Tintangle NHF 2m 1 11-6 Lauro At Hayes Stud EBF(M) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed €24,000
Fairyhouse 17/04/18 Sunsetstorise HcpCh 2m 6f 110yds 2 11-8 121 Ratoath Pharmacy Ladies Nat. H'cap S'ch €5,000
Tramore 16/04/18 Dorydalis (FR) NHF 2m 4 12-0 Bulmers Cider (C & G) I.N.H. Flat Race €500
Fairyhouse 02/04/18 Brace Yourself NHF 2m 2 11-11 Cawley Furniture INH Flat Race €4,000
Fairyhouse 01/04/18 Pat's Pick NHF 2m 1 11-4 Tattersalls Ireland Sales Bumper €60,000
Thurles 24/03/18 Young Ted NHF 2m 1 11-7 (P-A) INH Flat Race €6,250
Navan 23/03/18 Where Eagles Dare NHF 2m 3 12-0 Come Racing April 7 (P/Am) INH Flat Race €1,000
Limerick 19/03/18 Swordsman NHF 2m 6 11-7 Racing Again April 7th(P-A)INH Flat Race
Limerick 19/03/18 Warlike Intent NHF 2m 3 12-0 Twilight Tickets (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €1,100

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).