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'I was retiring, I wasn't dying!' - Ruby Walsh on calling time and what he whispered to Willie Mullins after final race

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 18:19
Ruby Walsh wanted his retirement to feel like a celebration when he called time on his illustrious career at Punchestown yesterday.
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Unowhatimeanharry rolls back the years to land Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 18:03
Unowhatimeanharry repeated his win of two years ago in the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival.
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Roy Curtis: 'On so many occasions Ruby Walsh pushed his craft to the very boundaries of perfection'

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 11:40
It is entirely fitting that he shares his name with a precious gemstone, for Ruby Walsh was a diamond among horsemen, a jockey who brought a birthstone gleam to his chosen code.
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Katie Walsh: 'Throughout my entire career I was blessed to have Ruby as a big brother'

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 09:02
Just like he always said he would, Ruby went out on a winner.
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Walsh hailed ‘the greatest’ - Legend McCoy lauds retiring jockey ‘as best I’ve ever seen’

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh has been described as the "Messi of racing" by legendary jockey Tony McCoy after he called time on his glittering career following Kemboy's epic victory in the Punchestown Gold Cup yesterday.
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Racing icon Walsh bows out at the top after rewriting record books

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
In a golden age of jump jockeys, Ruby Walsh always shone brightest. Racing fans have had the privilege of witnessing some of the finest riders of any generation in recent years, names like McCoy, Geraghty and Russell but Walsh's genius always kept him a step ahead of the pack.
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Tributes paid to 'best jockey ever'

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
Willie Mullins, champion trainer - "It came completely out of the blue. I thought 'wow, that's the end of some era, Ruby's riding career and our partnership too'. Anytime he got injured at least I knew he'd be back.
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Five moments of magic in a career that will never be forgotten

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
1 The legend begins
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Billy Keane: 'Fitting finale but end of Golden Years is a sad day for racing'

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
The news came through that Ruby had retired with immediate effect.
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Punchestown Day Three: A race-by-race guide and top tips from our experts

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
There are no superstars on show during day three of the Punchestown Festival but there are plenty which could shine bright in the near future.
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Patrick Mullins: 'Getaway can make off with bumper prize'

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
Chacun Pour Soi translates as selfish - the example our French agent used was Neymar with the ball.
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Vincent Hogan: 'Ruby Walsh reads pace of his career race to perfection'

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
The expression fell from so many lips last night it all but carried the urgent tone of a church psalm being recited. Ruby, they said, was "getting out in one piece".
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Ruby: I've been so lucky from day one

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh has partnered many household names during his career and was quick to pay tribute to the likes of dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star and Champion Hurdle hero Hurricane Fly.
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Dee Ex Bee shows his staying power

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
Dee Ex Bee claimed his first race since his juvenile days when landing the Longines Sagaro Stakes in style at Ascot. Mark Johnston's colt was second in last year's Derby before disappointing in the Irish version, but ran several good races, including a fourth in the St Leger.
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Minella Indo underlines huge chasing potential

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
Minella Indo confirmed his Cheltenham superiority over Allaho as he landed the Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.
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Ruby goes out on a high as he wins Gold Cup - then says the race was his last

Thu, 02/05/2019 - 02:30
Champion jockey Ruby Walsh went out on a high last night after hanging up the saddle on his illustrious 24-year career.
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Billy Keane: 'Ruthless, fearless, with nerve and intuition - Ruby Walsh leaves racing with every box ticked'

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 20:57
The news came through that Ruby retired with immediate effect.
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'I've done it for 24 years' - Ruby Walsh announces retirement with immediate effect after Punchestown Gold Cup win

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 18:31
Ruby Walsh announced his retirement from the saddle after winning the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on Kemboy on Wednesday.
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Sceaux good as veteran foils Min to produce another Mullins masterclass

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 02:30
They came to Punchestown contemplating retirement, but Un De Sceaux (11/4) defied Father Time once again, with Willie Mullins' evergreen 11-year-old ripping up the script to land a 10th Grade One triumph.
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Punchestown Day Two: All your top tips and a race-by-race preview for Gold Cup day

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 02:30
It's all about the Gold Cup on day two of the Punchestown Festival as Willie Mullins pits three of his leading chasers against each other.
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