Ten-time Irish Champion National Hunt Jockey, Ruby Walsh is on course to ride his 2500th winner at Gowran Park today at their flagship Goffs Thyestes Chase Day.
Currently at 2498 winners, Ruby looks set to ride the first two favourites at the County Kilkenny track this afternoon. He partners the Willie Mullins-trained Footpad in the first and Au Quart De Tour in the second race. He also looks to have a good chance on Briar Hill in the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle and Ballycasey in the featured Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase.
Trained by his father Ted, Siren Song gave the then amateur jockey his first winner in Ireland at the same track on the 15th July 1995.
Of his 2498 winners, Ruby has won most of the major National Hunt races around the world. 1736 of those winners were in Ireland, 754 in Britain, one in Japan, one in Australia and six in France. 106 of his Irish winners were at Grade 1 level.