Grand National winning jockey and trainer Tommy Carberry dies age 75

Irish jump racing legend Tommy Carberry has died aged 75.

The head of one of Ireland's leading racing dynasties, Carberry achieved the remarkable feat of winning the Grand National both as a rider and a trainer.

He guided L'Escargot to victory over Red Rum in 1975 and saddled Bobbyjo to land the world's greatest steeplechase in 1999, ridden by his son Paul, who confirmed the news.

He said: "He passed away just before lunchtime today. He'd been ill for a while and fought it for a long time.

"He gave me a Grand National winner and has been great for Irish racing. He got the best out of everything he produced."

In 1999, he trained Bobbyjo to victory in the Grand National under his son, Paul.

Tommy Carberry celebrates with Grand National winner Bobbyjo back home in their village of Ratoath, north of Dublin. Picture: Chris Bacon/PA Archive/PA Images


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