Thursday 25 May 2017

Carberrys spurred on by thrill of the spin and glory of the win

Paul Carberry says he will be “too busy trying to mind myself” to watch out for his sister Nina
Paul Carberry says he will be “too busy trying to mind myself” to watch out for his sister Nina
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

The Carberry babies were riding horses when kids from outside the racing world were strapped in to high chairs and silenced with soothers. Most kids back then were baby-sat by the Teletubbies. Nina and Paul Carberry were minded by ponies.

Tommy, their dad, won the National 40 years ago on Lescargot. Grandfather Dan Moore trained the winner. The National fences were much bigger back then, as tall as cottages and wide too, but Tommy took the dangerous shorter route.

He let the old horse gallop along at his own pace. After all, they won two Cheltenham Gold Cups together. Tommy and Lescargot had grafted in to a centaur.

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