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 2022/202391001€6,600€725€7,325
National Hunt 2021/2022121320€6,000€9,190€15,190
National Hunt 2020/2021473332€20,400€28,940€49,340
National Hunt 2019/2020606133€51,300€54,845€106,145
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
Cork 10/04/23 Goldwyn MdnHdl 3m 80yds fell 11-12 Way To Paris At Coolagown Stud M'dn Hdle
Naas 30/03/23 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 2f 190yds 10 11-8 96 Thanks To All Our Sponsors H'cap H'dle
Navan 12/02/23 Goldwyn MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 Navan Ford & Opel M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Cork 11/12/22 Toni Ram HcpHdl 2m 4f 16 11-4 92 Finbarr Quaid Electrical Nov H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 29/11/22 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 5f 150yds 4 11-9 97 William Hill Extra Places H'cap H'dle €525
Gowran Park 26/11/22 Toni Ram MdnHdl 2m 7 11-12 Proficient Engineering Irish EBF Mdn Hdl
Naas 12/11/22 Toni Ram MdnHdl 2m 3f 15 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle
Wexford 08/06/22 Iridescent HcpHdl 3m 110yds 6 11-10 98 Country Fest Wexford August 7 Hcap H'dle €200
Cork 07/05/22 Iridescent HcpHdl 3m 50yds 1 11-9 90 Racing Again May 18th H'cap H'dle €6,600
Kilbeggan 22/04/22 Cloudy Grey MdnHdl 2m 3f 8 11-4 KilbegganRaces.com M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 14/04/22 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 3f 137yds 2 11-8 89 Happy Easter To All Our Patrons Hcap Hdl €2,000
Limerick 13/03/22 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 6f 3 11-8 89 Croom H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €1,050
Thurles 10/03/22 Salamanca Bay MdnHdl 2m 98yds 1 11-4 111 ThurlesRaces.ie M'dn H'dle €6,000
Navan 05/03/22 Space Tourist MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 Racing Again March 12 (Mares) M'dn H'dle €1,250
Thurles 10/02/22 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 7f 2 11-6 87 Killinan H'cap H'dle €2,000
Punchestown 31/01/22 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 7f 190yds fell 11-8 87 Punchestown H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Tramore 09/12/21 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 5f 8 11-6 87 John & Peter Queally Award H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 02/12/21 Salamanca Bay MdnHdl 2m 43yds 2 12-0 Kilsheelan M'dn H'dle €2,000
Gowran Park 20/11/21 Salamanca Bay MdnHdl 2m 5 12-0 Noreside Catering Irish EBF M'dn H'dle €450
Naas 06/11/21 Salamanca Bay MdnHdl 2m 6 12-0 BetVictor M'dn H'dle €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).