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 2019/202040000€0€0€0
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 15/10/19 Emily Square HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-10 100 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 15/10/19 Calibrator MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-7 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl
Galway 08/10/19 Iridescent MdnHdl 2m 3f 19yds p.u. 11-12 Mervue M'dn H'dle
Galway 08/10/19 Rainy Night Insoho BegCh 2m 2f 54yds p.u. 11-12 GalwayRaces.com Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 29/04/17 Fine Theatre HcpCh 3m 120yds 8 10-9 135 Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Hcap Schase (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 27/04/17 Powersbomb NovCh 2m 5 11-10 134 Ryanair Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €3,450
Punchestown 27/04/17 Ringside Humour NovHdl 2m 70yds 4 11-0 Alanna Homes (Mares) Novice H'dle €1,250
Punchestown 27/04/17 Shadow Catcher (GB) HcpCh 2m 8 11-2 137 Pigsback.com Nick Coen Mem H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Kilbeggan 21/04/17 Balofilo (GB) BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 4 11-7 100 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Beg. S'ch €750
Kilbeggan 21/04/17 Coolnagorna Giggs HcpHdl 3m 140yds 2 11-0 90 Mullingar H'cap H'dle €2,200
Kilbeggan 21/04/17 Nineteensixteen MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 14 10-11 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 17/04/17 The Game Changer HcpCh 3m 5f p.u. 11-0 149 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Fairyhouse 16/04/17 Good Thyne Tara (GB) NovHdl 2m 4f 4 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov.H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €5,000
Fairyhouse 16/04/17 Breesy Mountain MdnHdl 2m 21 11-12 Cusack Hotel Group M'dn H'dle
Tramore 09/04/17 Gi Jayne MdnHdl 2m 2 10-13 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)M'dn H'dl €2,800
Wexford 07/04/17 Get It Back HcpHdl 2m 9 11-5 88 Slaney Estuary H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Wexford 07/04/17 Seskinane HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-8 118 Oulart H'cap H'dle €1,600
Wexford 07/04/17 Pacte In The Park (FR) NovHdl 3m 5 11-1 106 Welcome To Wexford Rated Novice H'dle €300
Limerick 06/04/17 Miss Arctic Robin MdnHdl 2m 3f 10 11-7 National Student Raceday (M) M'dn Hdle
Limerick 06/04/17 Balofilo (GB) HcpCh 2m 3f 120yds 7 10-9 101 Follow Limerick On Facebook (M) Hcp S'ch

*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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