Carberry enters ´not guilty` plea

Carberry enters ´not guilty` plea

Irish jockey Paul Carberry one of the leading jockeys, has pleaded not guilty to breaching the peace on a flight from Spain to Dublin last month.

Carberry, 31, who won the Aintree Grand National on Bobbyjo in 1999, is accused of setting fire to a friend´s newspaper on an Aer Lingus flight on 1 October and engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour under Ireland´s Air Navigation and Transport Act.

Carberry was Irish champion jockey in 2002, when he became the first man since Charlie Swan in 1996-1997 to ride a century of winners.

He was riding Best Mate at Exeter on 1 November when the triple Cheltenham Gold Cup winner collapsed and died on his comeback from injury.

The judge at Swords District Court in Dublin set the trial for 22 May, 2006.

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