Gosden Pays Tribute To Carberry & Molony

Mon 17th Jul 2017, 11:32

John Gosden
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John Gosden was quick to remember two Irish riding and training greats as Enable completed a Classic double in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday.

The Frankie Dettori-ridden filly followed up her Investec Oaks win at Epsom in tremendous style, and could ultimately be seen competing against the colts in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe later in the season.

Gosden was rightly full of praise for his stable star, and also paid tribute to Martin Molony and Tommy Carberry, two giants of the Irish scene who sadly passed away during the week.

He said: "Forty years ago I was Vincent O'Brien's assistant and I had the most brilliant time. It was very moving with Martin Molony dying at that wonderful age (91).

"I remember when I was with Vincent, he said he was the finest jockey he ever put on a horse. (He had) the most beautiful hands and a great rider in all codes. He kept talking about the Hatton's Grace days and I felt a lump in my throat when Martin died.

"And then of course Tommy Carberry, who certainly knew how to ride to the best and highest standard and also play to the best and highest standard."

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THE IRISH TIMES