Former jockeys and siblings Ruby and Katie Walsh were announced this week as the Racing Ambassadors for the 2020 Grand National Festival. Ruby Walsh won the Grand National on two occasions. His first success came in 2000 aboard Papillon, trained by his father Ted, landing a monumental gamble when scoring at 10/1 from an early […]

Two of the most successful female jockeys of all time have both announced their retirement within days of each other. Katie Walsh made the announcement on April 27th, following her last win at Punchestown on Antey after intended jockey Danny Mullins was injured earlier in the day, with Nina Carberry announcing her retirement the next […]

Has there ever been a better year for female jockeys in jumps racing? Following a Cheltenham Festival that was rich with female talent fingers are crossed that their success can be repeated at the Aintree Festival and in particular, the 2018 Grand National. Katie Walsh, the race’s most successful female jockey, will once again be […]

It’s common knowledge that no female jockey has ever won the Aintree Grand National. Katie Walsh came closest when finishing in third place on Seabass in 2012, giving her the highest finish for a female competitor. It now looks very likely that she will once again be taking to the Aintree fences on board Baie […]

Aintree Racecourse and Women in Racing (WiR), supported by Women in Sport, are delighted to welcome the return of the Grand Women’s Summit to the venue on Friday 8th April 2016, which is Ladies’ Day. The first event of its kind held in 2015 was hailed a huge success with more than 115 delegates attending […]