Irish jumps racing legend Tommy Carberry has died aged 75.
The head of one of Ireland’s leading racing dynasties, Carberry achieved the remarkable feat of winning the Grand National both as a rider and a trainer.
He guided L’Escargot to victory over Red Rum in 1975 and saddled Bobbyjo to land the world’s greatest steeplechase in 1999.
Bobbyjo was ridden by his son Paul, who confirmed the news.
“He’d been ill for a while and fought it for a long time,” Carberry said.
“He gave me a Grand National winner and has been great for Irish racing. He got the best out of everything he produced.”
Tommy Carberry was a multiple champion National Hunt rider in Ireland in the 1970s and also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times.
He retired from the saddle in 1982.
Four of Carberry’s children – Paul, Philip, Peter and Nina – have carved successful careers in racing.