Jump jockeys are in a league of their own when it comes to riding. Here, we will look at the top 10 most successful jump jockeys of all time.
10. Peter Scudamore
Scu won over 1,600 races in his career. He even was awarded an MBE for what he did for the sport.
9. Timmy Murphy
Timmy Murphy’s riding style is a bit out there. But, somehow, he still manages to win again and again. He works closely with trainer David Pipe.
8. Pat Taaffe
Taaffe was on fire in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He won 6 Irish Grand Nationals. Pat now works as a trainer, remaining close to the industry he has always loved.
7. Charlie Swan
Charlie Swan, just like Ruby Walsh, has ridden over 1,000 winners. He has won 17 festivals. Swan is now a trainer.
6. Tommy Carberry
From the 60s-80s, this Irish rider won over 16 festivals. His daughter is also a fantastic jockey. Carberry has worked with training greats like Vincent O’Brien.
5. Barry Geraghty
Barry was the famed rider of Kicking King in 2005. Since 2008, he has earned over a million pounds every season. Barry also, apparently, really likes to play other sports. He lives in County Meath, Ireland.
4. Ruby Walsh
Ruby (Rupert) Walsh has suffered a lot of injuries during his career. But despite that he is one of the most important Irish riders in the sport. His father, Ted, is a prolific trainer, as well.
3. John Francome
Francome did not start racing until his late teens. However, he still managed to win over 1,100 races. Despite this, he never won the Grand National. Francome was not just a jockey, but also an author and a racing commentator.
2. Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson dominated the sport until Tony McCoy began racing. To date he has had over 2,000 wins. Since 1997, he has always been the second place Jump Jockeys Champion to McCoy. Despite the fact that he broke his leg twice during the 2002 season!
1. Tony McCoy
Tony McCoy is such a famous rider that he has brought the love of jump racing to the masses. AP, as he has called, has won nearly 4,000 races! Since 1995-1996, he has won the title of Champion Jump Jockey. He has also been recognized by the public for his love of the sport and his charismatic personality. Owner JP McManus is also his close friend.
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