Former Irish Champion Jockey Tommy Carberry Has Passed Away
Former Irish champion jockey Tommy Carberry has passed away aged 75, according to The Irish Mirror.
The much admired former jockey rose to fame after his first race in 1958, and he later became a champion apprentice in 1959 – one year later.
After winning to championships, Tommy retired in the early 1980’s and then became a a trainer.
In 1975 he rode her to victory in the Aintree Grand National, beating the then dominant Red Rum who was trying for a third successive victory in the race.
Tommy Carberry leaves behind a strong racing legacy, he is the father of retired national hunt jockey Paul Carberry, and Nina Carberry who is married to Ted Walshe Junior, Ruby Walshe’s brother.