10 reasons why we love Ruby Walsh

first_imgI’m biased because I was sitting in the stand at the end where all the goals went in, but winning the Champions League to clinch the treble in 1999 was undoubtedly the greatest achievement of Alex Ferguson’s time at Manchester United. To build such an incredible team, winning a league, FA Cup and then have them come back in the manner they did to complete the treble, there’s nothing like it.Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association Images8. He’s a proud LilywhiteCredit: Goracing.ie9. He enjoys a good practical jokeDavy Russell is on the receiving end here:YouTube credit: TG410. No matter how many falls he has had over the years…Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesCredit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesCredit: Daniel Hambury/EMPICS SportOr injuries he has sustained…Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images(see Paddy Powers’ infographic of all Ruby’s injuries)You just can’t keep him downCelebrating with Hurricane Fly at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.Credit: INPHO/Dan SheridanHere’s what the GAA schedule looks like this weekGroom-to-be Pilkington aiming to make it third time lucky at Wembley 1. He’s got his own Christy Moore songAnd that one by Kaiserchiefs too. Sort of.YouTube credit: pddybrry2. He’s part of a great racing dynastyCredit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesCredit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images3. He’s the jockey we pin all our hopes (and bets) on when Cheltenham comes around each yearCredit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images4. He’s a true professional but also knows how to enjoy himselfAt a Bon Jovi gig, no less…Credit: aronhynes225. If horse racing was an Olympic sport, he’d be a multiple gold medallist by nowCredit: Danny Lawson/LOCOG/Press Association Images6. He’s our favourite person named Ruby (not that he has much competition)Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images7. He knows his footballA long-time Manchester United fan, he recently wrote in his Paddy Power blog:last_img

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