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Paul Carberry cool on training career after retirement from the saddle
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Paul Carberry cool on training career after retirement from the saddle
on 11 August 2016
Paul Carberry called time on a glittering 26-year career but has no plans to go into training

PAUL Carberry has no plans to follow his father Tommy and take out a trainer's licence after he announced his retirement from the saddle on medical advice.

The dual Irish champion jumps jockey reluctantly called time on a glittering 26-year career that saw him win most big races on both sides of the Irish Sea because of an ongoing leg injury.

"I don't know about training," said Carberry.

"At the moment I'm breaking in a few horses for Noel (Meade) and Mr (JP) McManus and a few other people - I'll see where that takes me. I'd like to get into that buying horses and selling them on. That would be something I'd enjoy doing."

The 42-year-old's undoubted highlight was his triumph in the 1999 Grand National at Aintree on Bobbyjo, trained by his father, who himself had won the world's greatest steeplechase on L'Escargot in 1975.

"It was just unbelievable," Carberry told At The Races.

"I knew him from when he was a three-year-old. I didn't get to ride him that much, but I got to ride him in the Irish National first, which he won, and then the English. It was just a dream ride the whole way round."

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