JUMPS jockeys are a rare breed and there have been some true greats down the years. This included his 4 timer on the 3rd day of the 2017 festival as Mullins army of stars fired. The 43-year-old became Champion Jockey four times from 2016 onwards and might well have made it five last season but for a nasty fall midway through the season and a spell on the sidelines. Top man on and off the track. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Beef Or Salmon, Harchibald and Florida Pearl are just some of the jumping heroes Carberry partnered during his career. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Before the injury Sprinter Sacre had this air of invisibility about him that very few horses have. Injured Jockeys Company Limited, a company registered in England and Wales. But injuries have plagued the rider in recent years, and with the Jumps returning in recent days, Geraghty made the big call despite enjoying a recent Cheltenham Festival to remember on the likes of Epatante and Champ. He ended in style with a Cheltenham Festival many only dream of. Swan still holds the record for the most amount of wins in a season, with Swan notching 147 in 1995/96. BARRY Geraghty has announced his retirement from the saddle aged 40. Geraghty - the second most successful jockey in Cheltenham Festival history - suffered a bad leg break in 2019 which forced him to miss the Grand National and much of last season. Carlisle CA3 0LE Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, AP McCoy finally won the Grand National after a long wait on Don't Push It in 2010, McCoy sheds a tear after his last ever ride at Sandown in 2016, Walsh retired on a high after winning the Punchestown Gold Cup on Kemboy in 2019, Francome was also a regular columnist in the Favourite when it launched, Geraghty also won the Irish Grand National in 2014 on Shutthefrontdoor, Scudamore won the Hennessy Gold Cup on Chatham in 1991 at Newbury, Swan will always be remembered for his partnership with the legendary Istabraq, The formidable Beef Or Salmon was a real flag-bearer for Carberry, Modern day great Tiger Roll is also a regular in the winners' enclosure at the Cheltenham Festival, Johnson salutes the crowds after winning the Gold Cup on Native River, Dunwoody partnered Desert Orchid to two King Georges, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). View our online Press Pack. He is now a popular pundit and was awarded the RTS Best Sports Pundit in 2004. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. In 1999 he steered Bobbyjo to victory in the Aintree feature to follow in the footsteps of his dad Tommy who also won the race. Without a doubt the star of Cheltenham is Ruby Walsh as he has continued to dominate on the biggest stage. AP, Ruby, Barry, Dickie. So who are the top jump jockeys of all time? Russell is yet another brilliant Irishman to grace the list and the 41-year-old is still going strong. No jockey ever gave as much to the sport and if there was one ride going 300 miles away he thought might provide a winner, he'd be straight in the car. Desert Orchid, One Man and West Tip all roll off the tongue and he also drove Charter Party to the 1988 Gold Cup. Once he retired Dunwoody got his dancing shoes on and was part of Strictly Come Dancing in 2009. Richard Johnson was often in the shadows of AP McCoy for much of his career, but once McCoy parted Johnson got his deserved time in the sun. The now retired Sir Anthony Peter McCoy OBE is regarded by nearly all racing purists as the greatest jump jockey there has ever been. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. The 2003 Grand National on Monty's Pass and the Gold Cup on Kicking King and Bobs Worth. Subcategories. https://t.co/ZKP8LLcpkD, Katie Price reveals Harvey now weighs almost 29st as she begs for gym kit, Rishi extends furlough with Gov paying 80% of wages to end of MARCH, Naked Attraction hopeful, 23, WALKS OFF on seeing nude women for first time, Supermarket second lockdown rules explained including no couples or families, Man, 26, charged with rape and kidnap of teen girl in Mitcham, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No.