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We recently caught up with Kildare born jockey Gary Carroll, fresh from success in Irish Lincoln on “On The Go Again”.

How did you get into horse racing?

Racing has been steeped in the family from both sides, my dad and grandad were successful jockeys and my mother is involved in the bloodstock industry.

How did you get involved in it?

I began riding out for Mick Halford after my junior cert and went down the pony racing route soon after and everything else is history

Most memorable victory?

Winning the Ebor in York on Sesenta was a day I will never forget and it ultimately It launched my career as a jockey.

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Favourite racetrack

Curragh as it’s my local track and I have enjoyed plenty of success there!

If you weren’t a jockey, what would you have been?

I’d be a lot fatter anyway.

You recently won the Irish Lincoln on the Micheal Mulvany tranined “On The Go again” how confident were you throughout the race?

From 4 furlongs out pole when he came back on the bridle, I was confident from there on that I had enough in the tank to take me home in first.

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Give us a horse to follow?

Silverkode trained by Joseph Murphy should be wining a race shortly

What jockey do you most look up to?

Ryan Moore

How do you unwind away from racing?

I had a busy winter hunting which I love, during the summer on days I’m not racing I usually have a lot of gardening to catch up on!