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 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.