Nina Carberry was delighted to win the Irish Grand National on Mondayat Fairyhouse on OrganizedConfusion.
The winner was trained by her uncle Arthur Moore, who enjoyed his third Grand National success after riding Kings Sprite to victory in 1971 and training Feathered Gale in 1996.
Carberry’s family have a long history of horse racing success with father and son, Tommy and Paul Carberry combining to win with Bobbyjo in 1998.
Carberry finished the strongest at the Easter Monday race in County Kildare, beating Western Charmer by five lengths.
The female jockey is only the second woman to win the Irish National, after Ann Ferris in 1984.
Speaking about her win Carberry said: “I’m delighted,”
“They had faith in me and gave me great instructions to just go out and enjoy yourself — hopefully go down the inside and get a bit of light. He made a few little mistakes but was as safe as houses and I’m glad I got the opportunity.”
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