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 2020/202110000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2019/2020607133€59,100€54,845€113,945
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
Limerick 22/06/20 Gondor MdnHdl 2m 100yds 11 12-0 Well Done To All Frontline Staff Mdn Hdl (Div 1)
Clonmel 24/03/20 Iridescent MdnHdl 2m 2f 87yds 8 12-0 Play Lotto On The App M'dn H'dle
Naas 08/03/20 Chef Des Obeaux (FR) HcpCh 3m p.u. 11-10 150 MansionBet Leinster National Hcap Schase (Grade A) Grade A
Gowran Park 07/03/20 Do No Wrong MdnHdl 2m 6 11-0 MansionBet 'GetItReady' M'dn H'dle €270
Gowran Park 07/03/20 Glendruid MdnHdl 2m 8 11-12 MansionBet Get Paid As A Winner Mdn Hdle
Thurles 05/03/20 Calibrator HcpHdl 2m 12 11-2 85 Killinan H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 04/03/20 Stowaway Lass MdnHdl 2m 2f 161yds 7 10-13 Cloneen (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Darrens Diamond MdnHdl 2m 2f 30yds 13 11-5 Donohoe Marquees M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Darrens Hope NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-4 Anton O'Toole Memorial (M) Novice H'dle €2,000
Clonmel 27/02/20 Well Polly MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-5 Fethard M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 27/02/20 More Music HcpHdl 3m 20yds 1 11-2 85 Rosegreen H'cap H'dle €6,000
Naas 23/02/20 Glendruid MdnHdl 1m 7f 170yds 11 11-12 Naas Nursery Of Champions M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/20 Voix Du Reve (FR) Ch 3m 1f 6 11-10 158 Bobbyjo S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €850
Punchestown 19/02/20 Attitash MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-2 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 19/02/20 Calibrator HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 11-1 86 New Summer In Town Racing H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 18/02/20 Stowaway Lass MdnHdl 2m 9 11-7 Black Hills (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 15/02/20 Coquin Mans (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 6 11-12 Download The BoyleSports App Beg S'chase €290
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Sayo (GB) HcpHdl 3m 12 11-9 145 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Castlebawn West NovCh 2m 5f 4 11-10 147 Flogas Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €7,500
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Eglantine Du Seuil (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4 11-1 140 Ladbrokes H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €7,500

*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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