Robbie Power to join Tattersalls Ireland as representative and inspector
Top jump jockey retired from the saddle in the spring
Gold Cup and Grand National-winning rider Robbie Power will be joining Tattersalls Ireland's bloodstock team from October 3.
It was at the end of April at Punchestown that Power announced his retirement from the saddle at the age of 40 in a career that saw him claim 31 Grade 1 victories. Alongside Sizing John and Silver Birch in the two greatest National Hunt prizes, he starred on the likes of Supasundae, Fox Norton, Fiddlerontheroof and Lostintranslation.
His duties will be to assist Tattersalls Ireland with inspections, promotions, pre-sale and sales day matters.
"It’s a huge pleasure to be joining Tattersalls Ireland and I am really looking forward to this next chapter in my career," Power said.
"To have ridden in a generation with the best jockeys ever to grace the racecourse and to ride for Jessica Harrington for basically my whole career, receiving her mentorship and guidance through the highs and lows, I was incredibly lucky. When one door closes, another one opens, and I take on this new role with great enthusiasm.
"I have been coming to the sales at Tattersalls Ireland since a young age and it feels like I've come full circle to now be working alongside the team full-time. A key part of my role will be inspecting some of the best stock in Ireland, both Flat and National Hunt, and following them as they begin their careers on the racetracks which is hugely exciting.
Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins added: "We are thrilled to welcome Robbie to the team at Tattersalls Ireland and his appointment comes at an opportune time as our breeze-up and store sales inspections commence in the New Year.
"Robbie’s experience, horsemanship and passion for racing perfectly complements the current team and further strengthens our Irish inspection team of John O’Kelly, Jamie Codd, Timmy Hillman, Chris Farrell, Richard Pugh and Barry O’Neill.
"To have someone of this calibre join our team who has ridden multiple Grade 1 winners including many Tattersalls Ireland graduates is invaluable and we look forward for what is to come."