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21st Sep 2017

Champion jockey back in the saddle after giving birth 4 months ago

Nina Carberry gave birth back in May.

Anna O'Rourke

Jockey Nina Carberry is making her return to racing just four months after giving birth.

The sportswoman will be back in action at Ballinrobe Race Course tonight for the first time since giving birth to her daughter Rosie in May.

She’ll ride horse Cask Mate in the Connacht Tribune Flat Race.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back into action,” she said.

“I’m delighted she’s back,” added her trainer Tony Meade.

As an amateur jockey, Nina, 33, has had plenty of success in the National Hunt sphere.

She’s had four wins at Cheltenham in the cross-country chase and rode Organisedconfusion to victory in the the Irish Grand National in 2011, becoming the second female rider ever to win he race.

Nina is the daughter of legendary jockey Tony Carberry and is married to Ted Walsh Junior, brother of Ruby Walsh.

Rosie is the couple’s first child.