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Punchestown Top Jockey
Thu, Apr 9th, 2015

Ruby Walsh is the winning most jockey ever at the Cheltenham Festival but if anything he has been even more dominant at the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown.

Walsh has been leading rider at Punchestown Festival on a remarkable 12 occasions since 1999. Ruby's wining tallies have included a (never to be equalled) ten wins in 2009.

In 2014 he notched 6 wins courtesy of Vautour, Artic Fire, Boston Bob, Faugheen, Annie Power, and Abbysial.

In 2013 he won the top jockey title comfortably notching up 8 wins:

Pos

Jockey

 1sts

2nds

 3rds

1 R Walsh 8 3 2
2 B J Geraghty 4 1 0
3 D N Russell 3 2 2
4 Mr P W Mullins 3 0 1

In 2012 he was pushed a bit harder than usual with Geraghty and McCoy matching his 4 winners:

Pos

Jockey

 1sts

2nds

3rds

1

R Walsh

4

2

2

2

B J Geraghty

4

1

2

3

A P McCoy

4

0

2

4

R Johnson

3

0

1

5

D N Russell

2

1

2

The leading riders and their winning totals of the Punchestown Festival top jockey for the period from 1992-2012 are tabled below.

Year

 Jockey Winners
2012  Ruby Walsh 4
2011  Ruby Walsh 4
2010  Paul Townend 6
2009  Ruby Walsh 10
2008  Ruby Walsh 5
2007  Ruby Walsh 4
2006  Ruby Walsh 6
2005  Paul Carberry 4
2004  Ruby Walsh 3
2003  Ruby Walsh 3
2002  Paul Carberry 5
2001  No Festival
2000  Ruby Walsh 4
1999  Ruby Walsh 2
1998  Tony McCoy 4
1997  Charlie Swan 3
1996  Tony McCoy 4
1995  Richard Dunwoody 3
1994  Kevin O’Brien 4
1993  Richard Dunwoody 4
1992  Peter Scudamore 2
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