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Barry Geraghty 1000 Irish Winners
Mon, Aug 27th, 2012

Barry Geraghty was in treble form at Cork on Sunday  landing the 1000th Irish win of his career of the David Wachman trained  Pageboy.  Earlier in the card Ted Dolly provided Barry with his first winner upsetting the warm favourite (and apparent Supreme Novice Hurdle candidate), Pique Sous. The third of Geraghty’s winners came in an eventful Cork Handicap Hurdle on Face Facts. Thomas Weekes on the Irish Racing website site describes the conclusion:


Face Facts was under pressure in tenth, with only one straggler behind, turning into the straight and even at the second last flight, was a poor eighth. However things changed dramatically at that obstacle as tiring clear leader Craigs Dream (who had a huge lead for most of the race) fell. Two In A Row was left in front at this point but was hampered by Craig's Dream, causing jockey Tony Kelly to be unseated. New leader Bangonform (under Davy Russell, who was chasing a treble of his own) was then presented with his winning chance but in the end failed to take his opportunity. At the final flight, Face Facts was only fourth, but stormed home on the run-in to head both Bangonform (eventually finished fourth) and Mark Me Up close home, for a half length win.

Geraghty becomes only the third jockey currently riding to have ridden 1000 winners under Irish National Hunt rules. Ruby Walsh (1361 Irish winners) and Paul Carberry (1188 Irish winners) have been most prolific.

Charlie Swan was the first and only other Irish based jockey to reach 1000. Charlie won a total of 1,188 races under NH rules (1,127 in Ireland, 61 in UK) . Swan's career total ( Jumps and Flat) amounted to 1,312 wins. He recorded his 1,300th winner (jumps and flat combined) on Over The First at Navan 2003.

Davy Russell on 798 Irish winners looks most likely to be the next jockey to reach the milestone.

Below we have tabled a breakdown of Barry Geraghty winners to date by country and season:

YEAR

UK

IRE

TOTAL

2012-13

2

16

18

2011-12

63

56

119

2010-11

61

50

111

2009-10

78

44

122

2008-09

65

39

104

2007-08

1

48

49

2006-07

1

67

68

2005-06

8

81

89

2004-05

10

85

95

2003-04

13

110

123

2002-03

26

91

117

2001-02

4

84

88

2000-01

0

75

75

1999-00

1

83

84

1998-99

0

41

41

1997-98

1

15

16

1996-97

0

16

16

Total

334

1001

1335

 

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