Herringswell Farewell Party for Robbie Walsh

Several members of the Herringswell family gathered at nearby Old Stone Cider on Sunday evening, October 25, 2020, to honor Robbie Walsh. An important member of the team since 2011, Robbie has ridden many of our top runners over the years, including Animal Kingdom, Toby’s Corner, Messi (GER), Ring Weekend, Main Sequence, Secret Message, Mean Mary, and Miss Temple City, whom he accompanied to the Breeders’ Cup in 2016.

Robbie was also one of the top steeplechase jockeys for several years, always ranked among the leading riders. Credited with several graded stakes wins, he is perhaps best known as the regular rider of Demonstrative, winner of the 2014 Eclipse Award as champion steeplechaser.

Along with his wife Carmel, son Kevin and daughter Laura, Robbie is returning to his native Ireland within the next few weeks. As Graham said in a toast last evening, Robbie’s contributions have had a tremendous impact on the success of our barn.

Please join us in wishing Robbie and his family the very best as they begin this new life adventure. We’ll miss you, Robbie…..come back and see us.


  1. Shaun BearyNovember 7, 2020

    Dear Michael,
    A voice from your dimm distant past, when you and Jo were still atNewmarket.
    Struggling so successfully to raise those lovely children.

    I follow Graham’s amazing career with great joy.

    What a tribute to all your hard work.

    Well done.
    Well done.
    Well done.

    Shaun (Beary)

  2. michael motionOctober 29, 2020

    Looks like a good send off…….sorrry not to have been able to see you lately Robbie. Good luck to you & yours

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