County of origin: Galway
First winner: Teffia Native (Dessie Hughes) Fairyhouse, June 17, 2007Final winner: Batcio (Ted Walsh) Clonmel, December 5, 2019Significant 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.
Tara H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Jennies Jewel - 2013)
Freshways H'cap H'dle (Island Myth - 2009)
Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (Prince Rudi - 2014)
Ladbrokes.com Nov. H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Carlowsantana - 2013)
EBF T.A.Morris Memorial (Mares) S'chase (Grade 3) (Jennies Jewel - 2014)
McGarrell Reilly Homes Juv. 3-Y-O H'dle (Grade 3) (Maca Rince - 2007)
Martinstown Opportunity Final H'cap H'dl (Shamiran - 2012)
Pertemps H'cap H'dle (Qualifier) (Prince Rudi - 2012)
Martinstown Opportunity H'cap S'chase (Modular (GB) - 2008)
Tara Towers Hotel H'cap H'dle (Laura's Light - 2008)
Abbey Hotel Roscommon H'cap H'dle (Gerannjo - 2008)
Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Swiftmarc - 2014)
Tote Telebet 1850 238 669 H'dle (Im A Witness - 2008)
Martinstown Opportunity H'cap S'chase (Tooman Lane - 2010)
Buy Your Tickets Online H'cap H'dle (Returntovendor - 2017)
Carroll Cuisine H'cap S'chase (Laura's Light - 2009)
Drogheda Novice H'dle (Old Si - 2008)
Eamon Sheridan Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Fethard Player - 2014)
I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Beg. S'chase (Snooze (FR) - 2012)
Midland Breeders EBF (Mares) H'dle (College Daisy - 2009)
*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).
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