Cheltenham Festival 202215 – 18 March 2022
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Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh
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Ruby Walsh, Cheltenham 2005
Occupation Former Jump Jockey
Born (1979-05-14) 14 May 1979 (age 42) Kill, County Kildare, Ireland
Career wins 2756
Racing awards
Irish National Hunt champion jockey in 1998/99, 2000/01, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 & 2016/17Leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Recipient of the Horse Racing Ireland National Hunt award in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 Recipient of the International Jockey of the Year Lester Award in 2007, 2008 & 2010
Significant horses
Big Buck’s, Hurricane Fly, Kauto Star, Annie Power, Douvan, Commanche Court, Papillon, Vautour, Faugheen
Cheltenham Festival winners (59)
Year Race Mount
1998 Champion Bumper Alexander Banquet
2002 Mildmay of Flete Handicap Chase Blowing Wind
2003 Arkle Challenge Trophy Azertyuiop
2004 Queen Mother Champion Chase Azertyuiop
Grand Annual Chase St Pirran
County Hurdle Sporazene
2005 Champion Bumper Missed That
Daily Telegraph Chase Thisthatandtother
2006 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Noland
William Hill Trophy Dun Doire
County Hurdle Desert Quest
2007 Royal & SunAlliance Chase Denman
Ryanair Chase Taranis
Cheltenham Gold Cup Kauto Star
2008 Queen Mother Champion Chase Master Minded
Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle Fiveforthree
Triumph Hurdle Celestial Halo
2009 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Quevega
Queen Mother Champion Chase Master Minded
World Hurdle Big Buck’s
Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle Mikael d’Haguenet
RSA Chase Cooldine
Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle American Trilogy
Cheltenham Gold Cup Kauto Star
2010 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Quevega
Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Sanctuaire
World Hurdle Big Buck’s
2011 Stan James Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Al Ferof
Stan James Champion Hurdle Hurricane Fly
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Quevega
World Hurdle Big Buck’s
Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Final Approach
2012 World Hurdle Big Buck’s
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Quevega
2013 Stan James Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Champagne Fever
Stan James Champion Hurdle Hurricane Fly
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Quevega
Champion Bumper Briar Hill
2014 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Vautour
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Quevega
Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Faugheen
2015 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Douvan
Arkle Challenge Trophy Un de Sceaux
Champion Hurdle Faugheen
JLT Novices’ Chase Vautour
2016 Arkle Challenge Trophy Douvan
Champion Hurdle Annie Power
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Vroum Vroum Mag
Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle Yorkhill
JLT Novices’ Chase Black Hercules
Ryanair Chase Vautour
Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Limini
2017 JLT Novices’ Chase Yorkhill
Ryanair Chase Un de Sceaux
Stayers’ Hurdle Nichols Canyon
Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Let’s Dance
2018 Arkle Challenge Trophy Footpad
David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Benie Des Dieux
2019 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Klassical Dream
Irish Jump Racing wins season by season
Season Runs Wins Win %
1994/95 3 0 0
1995/96 77 8 10
1996/97 184 30 16
1997/98 230 41 18
1998/99 503 95 19
1999/00 239 33 14
2000/01 480 84 18
2001/02 444 84 19
2002/03 488 78 16
2003/04 360 70 19
2004/05 527 111 21
2005/06 422 90 21
2006/07 562 125 22
2007/08 547 131 24
2008/09 512 121 24
2009/10 424 128 25
2010/11 192 45 23
2011/12 358 85 24
2012/13 340 101 30
2013/14 403 122 30
2014/15 253 79 31
2015/16 350 105 30
2016/17 371 131 35
GB Jump Racing wins season by season
Season Runs Wins Win %
1997/98 14 2 14
1998/99 13 1 8
1999/00 8 1 13
2000/01 18 5 28
2001/02 68 13 19
2002/03 295 76 26
2003/04 294 62 29
2004/05 311 81 26
2005/06 236 69 29
2006/07 291 75 26
2007/08 229 69 30
2008/09 252 69 27
2009/10 234 69 29
2010/11 106 26 25
2011/12 221 55 25
2012/13 211 57 27
2013/14 25 7 28
2014/15 56 13 23
2015/16 45 14 31
2016/17 24 6 25