Mikey Fogarty

County of origin: Wexford

First winner: Voler La Vedette (Colm Murphy) Fairyhouse, October 11th, 2008

Final winner (before his retirement announcement): From Eden (Val O'Brien) Fairyhouse, April 2nd, 2017

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From Cleariestown, County Wexford, Mikey Fogarty enjoyed a hugely successful career as an amateur rider and was counted horses of the calibre of Voler La Vedette, Al Ferof and Le Vent D'Antan among his 60 winners. In 2010, he won the Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown on Philip Rothwell's Divine Rhapsody and both the big amateur handicap at the Galway festival and the Amateur Derby at the Curragh on the Eoin Griffin-trained Admiral Barry. He turned professional in September, 2013 and his first two rides in the paid ranks were both winners. his biggest success came when he guided Don Poli to victory in the 2014 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham, turned professional in September of 2013 and rode 140 career winners.

Mikey announced his retirement on December 11th, 2017 and said, "I want to do other things, it is just a lifestyle choice to be honest. When I'm doing something, no matter what it is, I want to do it right and I just don't want to do it anymore. I have done my stint as a jockey. I wouldn't say that I have fallen out of love with racing, I would say I never loved it enough to start with. Even though I knew I wanted to, I didn't want to come out straight after Punchestown and say I was retiring just in case I changed my mind. I gave myself some time in case I had a change of heart. I am completely content with my decision." Fogarty has returned home to County Wexford to work alongside his brother Jonathan at Gaynestown Stud. 

Fogarty returned to the saddle at Galway on October 8, 2019, with two rides for his brother Jonathan. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/2020366021€53,100€11,255€64,355
National Hunt 2016/201728419211921€145,313€152,288€297,600
National Hunt 2015/201628226302425€266,678€136,675€403,353
National Hunt 2014/201520811232718€102,850€127,100€229,950
National Hunt 2013/201421321132013€180,000€54,420€234,420

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Punchestown 15/01/20 Darrens Hope MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-7 Ladbrokes (Mares) M'dn Hdle €7,800
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Theophilus HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 90 Your Clubs Fundraiser H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Stowaway Lass MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 11 11-7 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Dromore Lad HcpHdl 3m 4 11-4 124 Fairyhouse Members 2020 H'cap H'dle €900
Cork 04/01/20 Robin Gold BegCh 2m 4f 14 11-5 MansionBet Beginners S'chase
Fairyhouse 01/01/20 Zenon MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 Happy New Year From Fairyhouse M'dn Hdle
Fairyhouse 01/01/20 Castlebawn West BegCh 2m 5f 50yds 1 11-12 Fairyhouse On Social Media Beg. S'chase €8,400
Limerick 29/12/19 Cut The Mustard (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 160yds 1 11-7 Limerick Vets (Mares) Beginners S'chase €8,700
Limerick 29/12/19 Theophilus HcpHdl 2m 3f 8 11-3 92 The Irish Field H'cap H'dle
Limerick 28/12/19 Hybery (FR) MdnHdl 2m 9 11-12 Future Ticketing M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/19 Chef Des Obeaux (FR) HcpCh 3m 50yds 5 11-9 149 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €6,000
Down Royal 26/12/19 Russian Diamond MdnHdl 2m 1f 1 11-10 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €12,000
Down Royal 26/12/19 Lily's Gem MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-5 107 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €1,400
Tramore 10/12/19 More Music MdnHdl 2m 5f 8 11-12 Maureen Mullins Award 2019 M'dn H'dle
Tramore 10/12/19 Robin Gold BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 7 11-5 Harry de Bromhead Award 2019 Beg S'chase
Cork 08/12/19 Scalino MdnHdl 2m 6 11-0 Galtee 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €260
Cork 08/12/19 Otzi MdnHdl 2m 12 11-12 Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle
Navan 07/12/19 Aera (GER) MdnHdl 2m 15 11-0 Kells M'dn H'dle
Navan 07/12/19 Ifyoucatchmenow BegCh 2m 4f 5 11-5 John Lynch Carpets Beginners S'chase €435
Clonmel 05/12/19 Just Call Me BegCh 2m 127yds 6 11-12 Clonmel Supporters Club Beginners S'chse (Div 1) €240

*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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