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Davy Russell

Davy Russell
Davy Russell after riding Solwhit in the 2009 WBX Fighting Fifth Hurdle.
Occupation Jockey
Significant horses
Luska Lad, Weapon's Amnesty, War Of Attrition, Solwhit, Pittoni, Carlito Brigante, Oscar Dan Dan, Won In The Dark, Tiger Cry, Naiad Du Misselot, Forpadydeplasterer, Thyne Again, Mansony, Mossbank, Megans Joy, Major Finnegan, Conna Castle, Farmer Brown, Joes Edge, Cailin Alainn, The Railway Man, Cregg House, Back In Front[1]

Davy Russell (born David Niall Russell 1979 in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland) is an Irish jockey who competes in National Hunt racing. Russell's first win as a professional jockey was for English-based Irish trainer Ferdy Murphy on Inn Antique in a novice hurdle at Sedgefield, 12 November 2002. He gained many high-profile successes during his two seasons in England, winning the Peter Marsh Chase on Truckers Tavern in 2003 and also finishing second on the same horse in that years Cheltenham Gold Cup. Other valuable wins on Murphy’s horses came on Tribal Venture, Ballinclay King and Historg. His first win as a professional in Ireland came on Colonel Monroe on 29 December 2002. He had his first Cheltenham Festival win in March 2006 on the Philip Rothwell trained Native Jack in the Sporting Index Cross Country Chase. He has an impressive tally of wins since 2006 on the Irish National Hunt trail (2006 - 82 wins, 2007 - 107 wins, 2008 - 89 wins, 2009 - 91 wins[2])[3]

Notable Wins

2005: Topham Chase: Cregg House
2006: Dr PJ Moriarty Novice Chase: The Railway Man
2006: Powers Whiskey Novice Chase: Cailin Alainn
2006: Ballymore Properties Novice Chase: Cailin Alainn
2007: William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase: Joe's Edge
2007: Kerrygold Champion Chase: Mansony
2007: Newenham Mulligan Novice Hurdle: Major Finnegan
2007: Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase: Mansony[4]
2008: Baileys Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup Novice Chase: Thyne Again
2008: Deloitte Novice Hurdle: Forpadydeplasterer
2008: Coral Cup: Naiad Du Misselot[5]
2008: Grand Annual Chase: Tiger Cry[6]
2008: Champion 4YO Hurdle: Won In The Dark[7]
2009: Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle: Weapon's Amnesty[8]
2009: Aintree Hurdle: Solwhit
2009: Rabobank Champion Hurdle: Solwhit
2010: Toshiba Irish Champion Hurdle: Solwhit
2010: RSA Chase: Weapon's Amnesty



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