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.
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.
Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry have retired in the last 24 hours.
The sisters-in-law sat down together to reflect on their memorable careers. An emotional moment. #rteracing pic.twitter.com/Q9orxOn0tf
— RTÉ Racing (@RTEracing) April 28, 2018
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."