AS well as the highly contentious task of judging the virtual Christmas jumper competition at Fairyhouse as described elsewhere on this page, Barry Geraghty, a two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey, has been named as the Cheltenham Festival ambassador for 2021 by the Jockey Club in Britain and is the latest star to be welcomed into Cheltenham Racecourse’s Hall of Fame.

Riding 1,920 winners during his career, 43 of them at the Cheltenham Festival, he announced his retirement earlier this year after completing his most successful festival with five winners.