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 2019/2020142010€16,200€2,020€18,220
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
Clonmel 05/12/19 Robin Gold BegCh 2m 127yds 10 11-5 Clonmel Supporters Club Beginners S'chse (Div 2)
Clonmel 05/12/19 Fuzzbuster MdnHdl 2m 72yds 16 11-12 Clonmel M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 05/12/19 Just Call Me BegCh 2m 127yds 6 11-12 Clonmel Supporters Club Beginners S'chse (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 30/11/19 Ontheropes BegCh 2m 5f 50yds 6 11-12 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase €290
Fairyhouse 30/11/19 Party Playboy (GER) NovHdl 2m 4f 1 10-12 113 Christmas Party Dec 14 Rated Novice Hdle €9,600
Limerick 29/11/19 Fenta Des Obeaux (FR) HcpHdl 2m fell 11-3 114 Fexco Asset Finance H'cap H'dle
Limerick 29/11/19 Mc Alpine NovHdl 2m 6 11-0 99 Annual Membership Rated Novice H'dle €240
Gowran Park 23/11/19 Fuzzbuster MdnHdl 2m 13 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 23/11/19 Robin Gold HcpHdl 2m 12 11-6 99 Connolly's Topline (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Cork 17/11/19 Bye Bye Brussels MdnHdl 2m 5 11-0 Children Under 14 Race For Free Mdn Hdle €390
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Theophilus HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-3 93 Book Tickets At fairyhouse.ie H'cap Hdle €1,100
Clonmel 31/10/19 Iridescent MdnHdl 2m 140yds 12 11-12 Cashel M'dn H'dle
Thurles 24/10/19 Robin Gold HcpHdl 2m 6f 116yds 1 10-10 85 Premier County Mares H'cap H'dle €6,600
Punchestown 15/10/19 Calibrator MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-7 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl
Punchestown 15/10/19 Emily Square HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-10 100 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle
Galway 08/10/19 Rainy Night Insoho BegCh 2m 2f 54yds p.u. 11-12 GalwayRaces.com Beginners S'chase
Galway 08/10/19 Iridescent MdnHdl 2m 3f 19yds p.u. 11-12 Mervue M'dn H'dle
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 Shadow Catcher (GB) HcpCh 2m 8 11-2 137 Pigsback.com Nick Coen Mem H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 27/04/17 Ringside Humour NovHdl 2m 70yds 4 11-0 Alanna Homes (Mares) Novice H'dle €1,250

*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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