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 2020/2021242221€12,600€10,240€22,840
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
Thurles 26/11/20 Kilkenny Star MdnHdl 1m 7f 187yds 5 11-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €390
Thurles 26/11/20 Iridescent HcpHdl 2m 6f 92yds 6 11-9 87 Horse & Jockey H'cap H'dle €180
Punchestown 24/11/20 All About Joe MdnHdl 2m 5f 150yds 2 11-10 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. M'dn H'dl €4,000
Punchestown 24/11/20 Rocco Storm MdnHdl 2m 150yds 7 12-0 Hub At Ballymore M'dn H'dle
Thurles 19/11/20 Gondor HcpHdl 2m fell 11-6 94 Holycross H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 03/11/20 Gondor HcpHdl 2m 6 12-0 95 Jetaway.ie @ Arctic Tack Stud H'cap Hdle (Div 2) €180
Wexford 25/10/20 Castlegrange BegCh 2m 4f b.d. 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg S'chase
Thurles 22/10/20 Flamin Aimee HcpHdl 2m 6f 153yds 3 12-0 102 Premier County Mares H'cap H'dle €1,000
Punchestown 14/10/20 Scalino HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds 7 10-9 117 The K Club H'cap H'dle
Killarney 05/10/20 Man On The Run BegCh 2m 6f 180yds 2 12-0 KWD Beginners S'chase €2,200
Punchestown 29/09/20 Sempre Presto MdnHdl 2m 4f 120yds 7 11-9 Killashee Hotel (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Navan 19/09/20 Sempre Presto MdnHdl 2m 6 11-7 Bet Online With BarOneRacing.com Mdn Hdl €240
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Flamin Aimee NovHdl 2m 5f 110yds 4 11-0 102 Randox Health Rated Novice H'dle €550
Punchestown 09/09/20 Scalino HcpHdl 2m 4f 70yds 1 11-2 102 Baltreacy H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €6,600
Wexford 05/09/20 Flamin Aimee MdnHdl 3m 1 11-1 Courtown (Mares) M'dn H'dle €6,000
Downpatrick 31/08/20 Glendruid MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 7 12-0 Charles Caldwell Memorial M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 03/08/20 Vocal Duke MdnHdl 2m 3f 185yds 5 11-9 Dysart M'dn H'dle €300
Kilbeggan 01/08/20 Classic Concorde BegCh 2m 3f 10 12-0 Greville Arms Hotel Beg. S'chase
Kilbeggan 01/08/20 Gondor HcpHdl 2m 8 12-0 95 Mullingar H'cap H'dle
Galway 31/07/20 Foveros (FR) HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds 9 11-3 137 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B

*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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