|Bobbyjo is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Markup by Bustineto. He was born around 1990 in Ireland.|
Irish Grand National (1998) |
Grand National (1999)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on February 11, 2010|
Bobbyjo (1990–2001) was a racehorse that won the Grand National in 1999 under jockey Paul Carberry, despite racetime odds of 10-1 against. He also won the Irish Grand National in 1998 before his victory in the Grand National Chase the next year.
Trained by Paul Carberry's father Tommy - a former National winning jockey himself, the horse began a two-year-run of National winners ridden by the trainer's son (Ruby Walsh and Papillon being the winners in 2000).
Unfortunately, Bobbyjo broke a knee at Fairyhouse Racecourse in February 2001 and had to be destroyed one month later due to his incurable injuries. In memorial of the horse, a new steeplechase first run at Fairyhouse Racecourse in February 2003 has been named after him.