Jason Maguire

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Jason Maguire
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Maguire riding Ubaltique in 2012
Occupation Jockey
Born (1980-04-13) 13 April 1980 (age 41)
County Meath, Ireland [1]
Major racing wins
Grand National (2011)

Jason Maguire (born 13 April 1980), [2] is a former horse racing jockey.


Early life and career

Maguire is the nephew of another former jockey Adrian Maguire. [1] He won the 2011 Grand National on 14/1 shot Ballabriggs. [3] Following his Grand National win, Maguire received a five-day ban for excessive use of the whip, Ballabriggs having been driven so hard he required oxygen after the race. [4]


On 5 May 2016 Maguire announced his retirement. His last ride was a fall in 2015. [5]

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  2. "Many happy returns...". Racing Post. London, UK. 13 April 2013.
  3. Frank Keogh (9 April 2011). "Grand National: Ballabriggs powers to National win". BBC Sport . Retrieved 10 April 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Dave Kidd (10 April 2011). ""Grand National winning jockey Maguire handed five-day ban"". Daily Mirror . Retrieved 2 October 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Jason Maguire confirms his retirement from racing". RTE.ie. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)