Why now is the right time to call it a day

Ruby Walsh gets a bucket of water thrown over him by Davy Russell after he announced his retirement. Picture: Healy Racing

After 24 very good years, yesterday I bowed out after winning the Punchestown Gold Cup on Kemboy. 

If Rathvinden had won the Grand National I probably would have retired in Aintree, but he didn’t. 

But I knew nothing goes on forever. It’s always been about big races and I said when I won a big race I’d walk away – and it doesn’t get any bigger than that one here.

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