Ruby Walsh – Champion Jockey, Media Personality and After Dinner Speaker
One of the most talented and successful Jockeys in history, Ruby has ridden over nineteen hundred winners. Born in Kill, Co. Kildare he showed talent from an early age having been born into a horse racing family.
The son of Ted Walsh, Champion Amateur Jockey in Ireland on several occasions, Aintree Grand National winning trainer and well known television racing pundit, Ruby has made great strides since he began his riding career in the mid-90’s. Ruby’s most memorable and satisfying win on the racecourse to date came with him riding his father’s Papillion to victory in the world’s most famous jumps race, the Aintree Grand National. He went on to win that great race once more on the Willie Mullins-trained Hedgehunter in 2005.
Ruby Walsh interviewed by the Irish Examiner
Ruby’s standing as one of the greats of Irish and international racing makes him a much sought after media personality. He is regularly requested for photo calls and interviews and has appeared on many television and radio panelist shows centreing around horse racing.
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He has worked, in conjunction with JGA Sports Agency, on many projects including after dinner speaking events. A popular and down to earth people person, Ruby can also be requested for launches, voiceovers or personal appearances.
Ruby rode his first Cheltenham Festival winner as an amateur rider when guiding Alexander Banquet to victory in the 1998 Champion Bumper and has added a further 31 winners in the intervening period and in addition has been the leading rider at the meeting in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009.