Nina Carberry announces retirement following Punchestown win 2 years ago

Nina Carberry announces retirement following Punchestown win

The jockey has followed her sister-in-law in announcing her retirement.

Nina Carberry has made her official announcement to retire on the final day of Punchestown Festival.

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The 33-year-old made the statement after riding Josies Orders to victory in the first race on Saturday morning at Punchestown.

Carberry, a huge figure in National Hunt racing, joins weighing-room rival and sister-in-law Katie Walsh who announced her retirement after winning the International Novice Hurdle on Antey yesterday.

Carberry has been one of the top riders in the amateur ranks for over a decade.

She partnered her first Cheltenham Festival winner when Dabiroun took the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle back in 2005 and has seven Festival winners while she claimed the Irish Grand National on Organisedconfusion in 2011.

Afterwards, an emotional Carberry held back tears while claiming that hers has been "a career that I'd never swap for anything."

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