Born in Cork Ireland in 1970, Mick Fitzgerald grew up in County Wexford and first showed his riding skills as a junior show jumper on the pony circuit. Set on a riding career he joined the Lister yard full time at fifteen and had his first race…
Hayley Turner is a female jockey like none other before. In 2005 she became only the fourth woman ever to ‘ride out her claim’, thereby losing her Apprentice status at the end of the season. In the same year she became the first female Champion…
Carl Llewellyn is the proud rider of two Grand National winners – Party Politics in 1992 and Earth Summit in 1998. Modest Llewellyn stresses that his National wins have both been all about luck, and to an extent he may be right.
Tom Queally has come a long way; and should be proud of himself; after winning the Blue Square Naussau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, riding Midday for Henry Cecil. Midday had finished second and third behind Sariska in the Investec and Irish…
Robert "Choc" Thornton is one of the country's leading National Hunt jockeys, who has made his name by putting in numerous excellent performances at the Cheltenham Festival. He was the leading English jockey at the 2005 and 2006 Cheltenham festivals,…
On April 4th 2009 Liam Treadwell came out of the woodwork as a first time Grand National jockey and went on to stun the racing world by riding to victory on Mon Mome, the 100/1 rank outsider.
Over 70,000 watched on from the Aintree crowd,…
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