Gabbys Cross Grand National Wins
Gabbys Cross has never won the Grand National.
They have never finished the race.
The Henry De Bromhead-trained Gabbys Cross made his Grand National debut in 2023. The horse didn’t have the best first experience of the race though, beginning at the second fence when he was badly hampered by a horse that fell in front of him. Another mistake came at the 15th fence, The Chair, and this would prove too much as the horse unseated his rider Peter Carberry.
Foaled in 2015, the horse would start in point-to-point racing before going to the professional circuit, starting over hurdles and working his way to the bigger obstacles. Taking in some big races along the way, although the horse hasn’t got to the very top of racing, he’s performed with credit at a very good level.
|2023||Fence 15 - Fell||-||10-2||Peter Carberry||Henry De Bromhead|
Gabbys Cross’ Early Years
In April 2019, Gabbys Cross hit the track for the first time in an Irish point-to-point race, and it was a successful start. He won the three-mile contest over bigger obstacles by four lengths, and that was enough for him to go straight to professional racing, where he was sent to the Henry De Bromhead yard.
He would make his rules debut in December of the same year, in a national hunt flat race over two miles, but finished down the field as the distance was not long enough for him to really get involved. Hurdles came next, and he was midfield on debut at Limerick, before finishing down the field at Thurles.
It was third time lucky though for Gabbys Cross, winning his first rules race at Tramore in October 2020 by six and a half lengths. He followed that up with another win at Punchestown, his final success over hurdles before going chasing the following season.
The start was slow, but on his fourth start, which came in February 2022 at Naas, he finally recorded his first rules win over the bigger obstacles.
Gabbys Cross’ Big Race Wins
With chasing experience under his belt, Gabbys Cross managed to record his one and only big race success to date during his second season over the bigger obstacles. It wasn’t a graded contest, but the horse did land a big handicap chase at the Galway Festival, in July 2022, winning by two and a quarter lengths off a mark of 137.
He’s run well and finished in further big handicap chases since then, including the Kerry National and Leinster National, but so far failed to get another win on the board.