Ian McCarthy

County of origin: Galway

First winner: Teffia Native (Dessie Hughes) Fairyhouse, June 17, 2007

Final winner: Batcio (Ted Walsh) Clonmel, December 5, 2019

Significant horses: Jennies Jewel, Prince Rudi, Island Myth, Shamiran, Luckyinmilan, Returntovendor, Maca Rince, Laura's Light, Old Si.

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From Kilbeacanty, near Gort, County Galway, Ian McCarthy began his career in racing as an apprentice at RACE and was 19 years of age when he rode his first winner on Teffia Native, trained by legendary trainer, the late Dessie Hughes at Fairyhouse, June 17, 2007. He rode his first winner over hurdles on the Jarlath Fahey-trained Maca Rince at Thurles later in the same year.

Ian was a member of the victorious Irish team that beat Australia in the annual jockeys' challenge match in August, 2016, winning a chase on the Robert Smerdon-trained Hucknall at Morphettville on the final day of the series. 

Ian retired from racing during the 2021 Galway Festival, bowing out at his local track with over 80 career-winners to his name to concentrate on his County Kildare-based training, breaking, pre-training and horse-sale business. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2014/201510001€0€375€375
National Hunt 2021/2022130011€0€1,550€1,550
National Hunt 2020/2021320022€0€4,760€4,760
National Hunt 2019/2020581134€7,200€14,670€21,870
National Hunt 2018/20191002057€18,125€13,000€31,125
National Hunt 2017/2018953231€26,250€11,438€37,688
National Hunt 2016/201712682109€56,875€26,688€83,563
National Hunt 2015/2016162451412€28,413€72,428€100,840
National Hunt 2014/201516897108€109,850€38,360€148,210
National Hunt 2013/2014203611119€65,550€65,382€130,932
National Hunt 2012/201315971195€76,710€49,145€125,855
National Hunt 2011/201220867812€48,795€28,090€76,885
National Hunt 2010/2011174181110€4,900€28,216€33,116
National Hunt 2009/20101961213710€122,775€51,318€174,093
National Hunt 2008/200928114181921€124,500€162,000€286,500
National Hunt 2007/2008957424€77,350€13,665€91,015
National Hunt 2006/2007520410€0€8,415€8,415
National Hunt 2005/2006130021€0€2,400€2,400
Flat 201820000€0€288€288
Flat 201610000€0€300€300
Flat 201530000€0€0€0
Flat 201420010€0€640€640
Flat 201341000€5,950€0€5,950
Flat 201210000€0€0€0
Flat 201120000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Galway 29/07/21 Hanoi Jane NovHdl 2m 11yds 10 10-9 95 Guinness Novice H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Silver Barrel MdnHdl 3m 16 12-0 Follow Us On Twitter M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Carroll's Pride MdnHdl 2m 11 11-7 CorkRacecourse.ie M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 I Sea The Moon MdnHdl 2m 11 11-2 Fermoy M'dn H'dle
Navan 16/06/21 Supreme Joy MdnHdl 2m 6f 12 11-7 Kilberry M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 Keenaghan Lass HcpHdl 3m 140yds p.u. 10-13 80 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Tramore 05/06/21 Yulong Voice (GB) HcpHdl 2m 5f 120yds 4 10-8 95 Tramore Farmers Market H'cap H'dle €550
Tipperary 25/05/21 One Cool Choice MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-1 TipperaryRaces On Twitter M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Clonmel 13/05/21 Yulong Voice (GB) HcpHdl 2m 148yds 9 11-5 97 Team Powerstown H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 04/05/21 Simply Shabra MdnHdl 2m 5f 61yds 3 11-6 Join tote.ie M'dn H'dle €1,000
Tramore 19/04/21 Yulong Voice (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4 10-13 97 Copper Coast H'cap H'dle €500
Tramore 19/04/21 Chapter Two HcpCh 2m 5f 175yds 7 10-12 79 West Waterford H'cap S'chase
Limerick 15/04/21 Keenaghan Lass HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 10-13 80 Newcastlewest H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Wexford 09/04/21 Chapter Two HcpCh 3m 1f 100yds 5 10-10 80 Traynor's Of Wexford Paint H'cap S'chase €300
Navan 22/03/21 Yulong Voice (GB) HcpHdl 2m 9 10-13 99 Nobber Handicap Hurdle
Gowran Park 12/03/21 Terr Byrne MdnHdl 2m p.u. 12-0 Goresbridge M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Red Sole Diva MdnHdl 2m 9 11-0 Bobbyjo Day 27 February (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Thurles 15/02/21 Chapter Two HcpHdl 2m 7f p.u. 11-2 80 Killinan H'cap H'dle
Naas 31/01/21 Lucky Max (GER) MdnHdl 2m 3f 5 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €450
Punchestown 18/01/21 Red Sole Diva MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-6 Ladbrokes Odds Boost (Mares) M'dn Hdle €600

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).