Ruby Walsh Won 59 Times At The Cheltenham Festival During His Illustrious Career
There may not be too much top class jumps racing for fans of the sport to enjoy during the summer but there is always time for a look back at one of the legends of our game.
Ruby Walsh shocked the equine world at Punchestown by announcing his immediate retirement following his win on Kemboy at the start of May but it was at Cheltenham where the legendary rider picked up the majority of his best days.
Walsh has been a staple of the Prestbury Park meeting now for over 20 years with a simply remarkable tally of 59 winners to his name during the most famous four days in national hunt sport.
It will be an odd feeling to head towards the 2020 Festival knowing that the most successful jockey in the history of the fixture won't be there but there will always be some great memories to look back on, and there have been special rides from the 11-time Cheltenham leading rider.
Hardcore national hunt fans will have followed Walsh throughout his career but now is the time for that knowledge to be put to the test. It is one thing remembering a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner from 2009, but can you also recall the County Hurdle hero from 2004?
A long and illustrious career is now in the books, but how many of of those famous 59 winners can you name?
You have eight minutes to do it and remember that if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself!