In what was almost certainly a first Caragh Monaghan, from Kentstown, made sports history yesterday when riding a 40/1 winner at Navan races two years after winning an All Ireland ladies football title with Meath.

Caragh Monaghan earlier this year at Navan Racecourse.

Caragh Monaghan rode her first winner as a jockey at Navan on Sunday as St Denis’s Well landed a handicap hurdle for local trainer Ian Patrick Donoghue.

The 40/1 shot travelled strongly throughout the two-mile contest and won comfortably in the end, coming home four and three-quarter lengths ahead of runner-up Makfils.

She has had a number of rides for Donoghue this year, as well as Gavin Cromwell, who she was working for in Cheltenham in the days before the race.

Monaghan finished second in a 1m4f ladies handicap on board Pachmena for Cromwell in July 2022, but Sunday was her f irst win as a jockey after leading Hascoeur Clermont into the winners enclosure at Cheltenham some 24 hours earlier.