Former Cheltenham winning jockey Nina Carberry has thrown her hat in the ring to become a member of the European Parliament.

The 39 year old is seeking nomination to run as a Fine Gael candidate in the Midlands North West constituency.

A previous winner of Dancing with the Stars, Nina is looking to join Mayo MEP Maria Walsh on the ticket for the European Elections.

She is a native of Meath, and her family are steeped in Irish sport as her husband Ted Walsh Junior is a son of famous racing pundit and trainer Ted, brother to former champion jockey Ruby and female jockey Katie.

Ireland Editor for the Irish Independent, Fionnán Sheahan believes she's in with a sporting chance:


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