Market released on Ruby Walsh’s next career move

Market released on Ruby Walsh’s next career move

You’re now able to bet on what Ruby Walsh does next after retiring from being a professional jockey

Upon winning the Punchestown Gold Cup at the start of May, Ruby Walsh announced his intention to retire with immediate effect. His career consists of fifty-nine Cheltenham Festival wins, two Grand National wins, and over 2,500 wins throughout twenty-four years in the saddle. Although he’ll be sorely missed by the horse racing world, he’s expected to return as a trainer after a short sabbatical, and nothing can take away his place as one of horse racing’s all-time greats.

When all major figures retire from their respective sport, it’s interesting to consider what they might do next. As this also applies to Ruby Walsh and his retirement from horse racing, Paddy Power have looked into what he might have in the pipeline for the future, unsurprisingly ranging from the possible to the absolutely outrageous.

Likely possibilities for Ruby Walsh’s future

Priced as short as 4/7, you can bet on Ruby Walsh being crowned this year’s Irish Sports Personality of the Year. This is easy to imagine after he enjoyed another successful year, and it’s even more likely to come into fruition with it officially being his final year as a professional horse racing jockey.

Ahead of the lowly price for Ruby Walsh to clinch Irish SPOTY 2019, odds of 14/1 are handed to the option of him appearing in next year’s edition of Dancing With The Stars back in Ireland, which is a surprisingly large price considering how perfectly likely that could be. If you rate his chances of featuring on Ireland’s version of Strictly Come Dancing, you might be tempted by his odds to win, where Paddy Power offer a 66/1 price.

Returning to horse racing, the perfectly capable outcome whereby Ruby Walsh steps into life as a racehorse trainer to train a winner by the time we reach the 2025 Cheltenham Festival is given odds of 16/1. The fact that the chances of him releasing his own equestrian clothing line is only a marginally larger 25/1 says a lot about how difficult it’s been to price up each market.

Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins horse racing

Ruby Walsh has won the most as a jockey at Cheltenham Festival, making him one of the best in the sport.

Outlandish alternatives on Paddy Power

As for the sorts of bizarre markets that you’d naturally expect from Paddy Power, they don’t go too far with the number of unlikely outcomes surrounding Ruby Walsh’s later career choices.

Although being in no way affiliated with football would surely damage his chances, Ruby Walsh is priced up at 100/1 to become executive vice president of the Football Association of Ireland. It’s assumed that members of the FAI will be key figures in Irish football, but there have been times where people with no link to sport have played a part in football associations across the world due to their influence in business or sport as a whole.

Linking horse racing to one of this year’s biggest talking points, the final market available surrounding Ruby Walsh’s next career move is based on worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones, which concludes in the early hours of Monday morning. Most bookmakers have removed the option to bet on the eventual ruler of Westeros, but they make an exception for Ruby Walsh, providing a massive 500/1 price for him to end up on the iron throne in the Game of Thrones finale.