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 2020/2021473332€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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Frere Tuck (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f fell 11-7 Colm Quinn BMW Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2
Fairyhouse 04/04/21 Yukon Lil (GB) HcpCh 2m 150yds fell 11-10 139 BoyleSports Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Clonmel 01/04/21 Definiteadare HcpHdl 2m 2f 63yds 2 11-5 86 Tote.ie Home Of The Placepot H'cap H'dle €2,000
Naas 14/03/21 Class Conti (FR) HcpCh 3m 126yds 4 11-10 149 BARONERACING.COM Leinster Nat. Hcap S'ch (Grade A) Grade A €4,000
Navan 06/03/21 Present Storm MdnHdl 2m 9 11-9 Racing Again March 13 (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Thurles 25/02/21 Prince Of Gems MdnHdl 2m 7f 87yds 10 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 6 11-4 85 Racing From Home H'cap H'dle €200
Punchestown 14/02/21 Present Storm MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-5 Happy Birthday Sarah Ann Madden Mdn Hdle (Div 2)
Punchestown 14/02/21 Prince Of Gems MdnHdl 2m 4f 9 11-12 Happy Birthday Sarah Ann Madden Mdn Hdle (Div 1)
Naas 13/02/21 Saunderscourt Rule MdnHdl 1m 7f 120yds 11 12-0 Naas Business Club Members M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Ruaille Buaille HcpHdl 2m 2f 8 11-2 130 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Sayo (GB) HcpHdl 3m 7 11-1 141 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Galopin Des Champs (FR) NovHdl 2m 6 11-11 Chanelle Pharma Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €2,500
Naas 31/01/21 Prince Of Gems MdnHdl 2m 3f 11 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Naas 31/01/21 Present Storm MdnHdl 2m 3f 7 11-5 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Navan 29/01/21 Saunderscourt Rule MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 12-0 Graigs Lane M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Gowran Park 28/01/21 Class Conti (FR) HcpCh 3m 1f 3 11-1 147 Goffs Thyestes H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €10,000
Punchestown 18/01/21 French Asset MdnHdl 2m 14 11-6 Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side M'dn H'dle
Limerick 28/12/20 Costalotmore NovHdl 2m 7f p.u. 11-5 135 Lyons Of Limerick Jaguar Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2
Limerick 28/12/20 All About Joe MdnHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-10 116 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
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*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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