Date of Birth: July 21, 1984
County of origin: Meath
First winner: Sabrinsky (Noel Meade) Masterchefs Ladies Derby, Curragh, July 15,
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
Did you know?
Widely regarded as one of the greatest amateur riders of all time, Nina Carberry enjoyed a terrific career during a near 17-year in the saddle. 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. Nina enjoyed a terrific association with both the Noel Meade and Enda Bolger stables throughout her career.
It was arguably the finest moment but her career also featured seven winners at Cheltenham where she remains the most successful female jockey in festival history.
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.