Ruby Walsh made history in 2010 when becoming the most successful jockey ever at The Festival, surpassing the record of 25 winners held by the late Pat Taaffe.

He currently stands on 32 Festival victories, having taken the Thomas Pink Leading Rider Award for a sixth time in 2011 with five victories.

The 16-time champion jockey AP McCoy is now up to 25 successes, followed by Barry Geraghty on 20.

Previous winners of the Thomas Pink Leading Rider Award are listed below, with current jockeys in bold.

  • 2011 Ruby Walsh (5)
  • 2010 Ruby Walsh (3)
  • 2009 Ruby Walsh (7)
  • 2008 Ruby Walsh (3)
  • 2007 Robert Thornton (4)
  • 2006 Ruby Walsh (3)
  • 2005 Graham Lee (3)
  • 2004 Ruby Walsh (3)
  • 2003 Barry Geraghty (5)
  • 2002 Richard Johnson (2)
  • 2001 Cancelled – foot & mouth
  • 2000 Mick Fitzgerald (4)
  • 1999 Mick Fitzgerald (4)
  • 1998 AP McCoy (5)
  • 1997 AP McCoy (3)
  • 1996 Richard Dunwoody (2)
  • 1995 Norman Williamson (4)
  • 1994 Charlie Swan (3)
  • 1993 Charlie Swan (4)
  • 1992 Jamie Osborne (5)
  • 1991 Peter Scudamore (2)
  • 1990 Richard Dunwoody (2)
  • 1989 Tom Morgan (2)
  • 1988 Simon Sherwood (2)
  • 1987 Peter Scudamore (2)
  • 1986 Peter Scudamore (2)
  • 1985 Steve Smith Eccles (3)
  • 1984 Jonjo O’Neill (2)
  • 1983 Graham Bradley (2)
  • 1982 Jonjo O’Neill (1)
  • 1981 John Francome (3)
  • 1980 Mr Jim Wilson (3)

LEADING CURRENT JOCKEYS AT THE FESTIVAL

  • Ruby Walsh 32
  • AP McCoy 25
  • Barry Geraghty 20
  • Richard Johnson 17
  • Robert Thornton 16
  • Paul Carberry 11
  • Timmy Murphy 8
  • Davy Russell 8
  • Paddy Brennan 6
  • Graham Lee 5
  • Miss Nina Carberry 4
  • Andrew Lynch 4

TOP JOCKEYS AT THE FESTIVAL (SINCE 1945, CURRENT JOCKEYS IN BOLD)

  • Ruby Walsh 32
  • Pat Taaffe 25
  • AP McCoy 25
  • Barry Geraghty 20
  • Richard Dunwoody 18
  • Charlie Swan 17
  • Fred Winter 17
  • Richard Johnson 17
  • Tommy Carberry 16
  • Robert Thornton 16
  • Mick Fitzgerald 14
  • Peter Scudamore 13

 

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