The Fall Guy: Ruby Walsh has plunged 5,124ft in his career

With Cheltenham 2016 just days away, the ironman of the turf's record is revealed

11th March, 2016
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Champion jockey Ruby Walsh has fallen around 946 times in his career – tumbling a total of 5,124ft, data from Paddy Power has revealed.

Based on 10,872 rides over 20 years of riding out – and the height a horse’s back to the ground being around 5ft 5in – the cumulative height he has fallen over the years is an astonishing 5,124 ft.

Put together that is:

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