Derek Fox

Date of Birth: May 14th, 1992 

County of origin: Sligo 

First winner: Mighty Whitey (Noel Kelly), Sligo, May 5th, 2010 

Assoc. Trainer: Lucinda Russell, Noel Kelly, Mark McNiff 

Significant horses: One For Arthur, Charlie’s Vic

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From Sligo, Derek Fox began his career locally riding primarily for Mark McNiff and Noel Kelly. Derek started out as an amateur rider and partnered his first winner on the Kelly-trained Mighty Whitey in a bumper at Sligo on May 19th, 2010. He turned professional the following April and rode his first winner in the paid ranks when the McNiff-trained Sean Airgead won at Sligo on August 4th, 2011. He gained a notable success on Charlie's Vic, trained by Noel Kelly, in the Grade 3 Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Chase at Limerick on St Patrick's Day in 2013. Fox subsequently made the move to Scotland and joined forces with trainer Lucinda Russell, riding his first winner for her yard on The Friary at Hexham on November 8, 2013. He was appointed Russell's stable jockey in April, 2016. Derek Fox landed the biggest prize of them all when winning the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on the Russell-trained One For Arthur. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/2020383062€30,900€11,860€42,760
National Hunt 2018/2019222021€15,000€4,000€19,000
National Hunt 2017/2018192234€13,438€12,225€25,663
National Hunt 2016/2017402333€13,750€14,425€28,175
National Hunt 2015/2016285312€28,350€10,918€39,268
National Hunt 2014/2015294330€29,050€6,160€35,210
National Hunt 2013/2014612585€15,050€20,675€35,725
National Hunt 2012/2013766776€60,470€29,123€89,593
National Hunt 2011/2012734334€25,550€11,228€36,778
National Hunt 2010/201130001€0€350€350

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Clonmel 05/12/19 William Of Wykeham HcpHdl 2m 72yds 13 11-6 98 Powerstown H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 William Of Wykeham HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-4 98 Book Tickets At H'cap Hdle €330
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Unchago HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds 4 11-1 84 Racing Post H'cap S'chase €500
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Khudha BegCh 2m 3f 55yds fell 11-12 Molson Coors Beginners S'chase
Roscommon 30/09/19 William Of Wykeham HcpHdl 1m 7f 80yds 6 11-6 100 Service Matters H'cap H'dle €230
Navan 28/09/19 Cockbridge Paddy MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 Bar One Racing App M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 27/09/19 Mr Moondance HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 11 11-9 92 Down Royal Corporation H'cap H'dle
Sligo 25/09/19 Khudha BegCh 2m 4f 175yds 3 11-12 Brenda Anderson Memorial Beg S'chase €1,200
Sligo 25/09/19 Unchago HcpCh 2m 4f 175yds 3 10-9 85 After-Party At Lola Montez Hcap S'chase €1,100
Ballinrobe 20/09/19 Fassbender MdnHdl 2m 2f 26yds 3 10-12 Portwest 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €1,150
Ballinrobe 20/09/19 Perfect In Pink (GB) HcpHdl 2m 2f 26yds 8 11-1 91 Paddy Smyth Memorial H'cap H'dle
Galway 16/09/19 Khudha HcpHdl 2m 130yds 9 11-3 100 H'cap H'dle
Listowel 12/09/19 Pump Road HcpHdl 3m 7 10-5 109 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 08/09/19 For Everyone Hdl 2m 1 11-0 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle €12,000
Killarney 21/08/19 Fassbender Hdl 2m 1f 6 10-8 Francie Sheahan's Bar 3-Y-O H'dle €260
Sligo 20/08/19 Celtic Monarch HcpHdl 2m 4f 170yds fell 11-2 85 Guaranteed Run For Your Money H'cap H'dl
Sligo 20/08/19 Adimelo (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 170yds 1 10-12 111 Francie "Banger" Burns Mem. H'cap H'dle €12,000
Sligo 20/08/19 Mr Moondance HcpHdl 2m 1f 110yds 6 10-13 89 Callan Tansey H'cap H'dle €230
Tramore 18/08/19 Sicario HcpHdl 2m 6 11-7 95 Frank Gillane H'cap H'dle €210
Ballinrobe 12/08/19 For Everyone MdnHdl 2m 180yds 1 10-12 J.J.Burke 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €6,900

*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).