Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey, Died at 75


Tommy Carberry was born on September 15, 1941 and died on July 12, 2017.

He was a retired National Hunt jockey.

He was twice overall champion Irish jockey and five times champion national hunt jockey.

Carberry rode in his first race in 1958, and was crowned champion apprentice in 1959.

Carberry had retired in 1982, after which he began training.

During 1975 Carberry rode L’Escargot to victory in the Aintree Grand National when he beat Red Rum who was trying for a third successive victory in the race.

He also rode L’Escargot to successive Cheltenham Gold Cups in 1970 and 1971.

When Carberry retired from riding, he started training and, with his son Paul Carberry as jockey, he won the 1998 Irish Grand National with BobbyJo.

Carberry also won the 1999 Grand National, which was remarkable for there having been a 24-year link between the two victories – Tommy Carberry, jockey and trainer.

Tommy Carberry passed away at 75 years old.