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Lady Jockeys at The Festival

Nina Carberry - Most successful with 7 wins.
(c) Healy Racing
2018 was the best year yet for lady jockeys at The Festival, with four victories, each provided by a different rider - with Lizzie Kelly becoming the first professional jockey to triumph, followed by Bridget Andrews, while amateurs Harriet Tucker and Katie Walsh, who retired from race riding the following month, also enjoyed memorable victories. Another leading Irish amateur, Nina Carberry, who has the best record of any female rider at The Festival with seven wins, also stepped back from race riding in April, 2018.

Overall: 14 winning lady jockeys, with 23 wins between them

First: Miss Caroline Beasley - Eliogarty, 1983 Foxhunter Chase.

First professional rider: Lizzie Kelly - Coo Star Sivola, 2018 Ultima Handicap Chase.

Most successful: Ms Nina Carberry, 7 wins.

Best race: St James's Place Foxhunter Chase - 2018 Miss Harriet Tucker; 2017 Miss Bryony Frost; 2016 & 2015 Ms Nina Carberry; 2004 Miss Rilly Goschen; 2002 Mrs Fiona Needham; 1995 Miss Polly Curling; 1989 Miss Katie Rimell; 1983 Miss Caroline Beasley.

Andrews, Bridget (1 win)
Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle: 2018 Mohaayed

Andrews, Miss Gina (1 win)
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase: 2017 Domesday Book

Armytage, Miss Gee (2 wins)
Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase: 1987 Gee-A
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase: 1987 The Ellier

Beasley, Miss Caroline (1 win)
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 1983 Eliogarty

Carberry, Ms Nina (7 wins)
Gelnfarclas Cross Country Chase: 2007 Heads Onthe Ground, 2008 & 2009 Garde Champetre, 2016 Josies Orders
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Fred Winter): 2005 Dabiroun
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 2015 & 2016 On The Fringe

KATIE WALSH and THOUSAND STARS are led in by Owner Ger O'Brien left and Sean Deane after winning for trainer WILLIE MULLINS
(c) Healy Racing

Curling, Miss Polly (1 win)
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 1995 Fantus

Frost, Bryony (1 win)
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 2017 Pacha Du Polder (when riding as an amateur)

Goschen, Miss Rilly (1 win)
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 2004 Earthmover

Kelly, Lizzie (1 win)
Ultima Handicap Chase: 2018 Coo Star Sivola

Needham, Mrs Fiona (1 win)
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 2002 Last Option

O'Neill, Ms Lisa (1 win)
National Hunt Chase: 2017 Tiger Roll

Rimell, Miss Katie (1 win)
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 1989 Three Counties

Tucker, Miss Harriet (1 win)
St James's Place Foxhunter Chase: 2018 Pacha Du Polder

Walsh, Ms Katie Walsh (3 wins)
National Hunt Chase: 2010 Poker De Sivola
Weatherbys Champion Bumper: 2018 Relegate
Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle: 2010 Thousand Stars

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