Vote Ruby Walsh as Kildare's All Time Great
Kill native, Ruby Walsh, is acknowledged as one of the best, if not the best National Hunt jockeys of all time, having ridden in excess of 2,500 winners.
Ruby won the Aintree Grand National, at his first attempt at the age of 20, riding Papillon, trained by his dad Ted, and added the Irish Grand National, again for his dad, on Commanche Court. In 2006, he again won the Aintree National, this time on Hedgehunter. He has ridden winners throughout the world in an incredible and amazing career
Ruby has ridden 58 Cheltenham winners, the most of any jockey, taking the jockey’s title 11 times in the last 14 years and has been crowned champion jockey in Ireland on 11 occasions while attached to both Paul Nicholls in England and Willie Mullins at home.