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Foxhunting Amateur Rider Wins Irish Grand National

Irish_Grand_National_winner_Nina_Carberry_on_Organisedconfusion_Meath_Foxhounds_whip_Barry_Finnegan_left_Ward_Union_Staghounds_Darren_Campbell_on_rightThe value of the foxhunter’s riding experience was well demonstrated on April 6 when Ward Union Staghounds hunt follower and amateur rider Nina Carberry won the 250,000 Euro ($350,000) 3 miles 5 furlong Irish Grand National on a horse named Organisedconfusion at Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath. She prevailed against top National Hunt jockeys, including Ruby Walsh and recently crowned sixteen-times British Champion Jockey A.P. McCoy.

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