Classics Races Jockeys

Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori is one of the most charismatic figures in British racing. Encouraged by his father (who was an Italian Champion Jockey), Dettori left school and began his rise to fame as a stable boy. A jockey apprenticeship with the Italian trainer Luca Cumani followed and in 1986 he rode his first winner in Turin, aged just sixteen.

Kieren Fallon

Kieren Fallon following his first winning ride at Navan in 1984, Kieren Fallon has gone developed into the one of the finest jockeys in the modern racing world. In 1998 Fallon moved to Britain and began to ride for Jimmy Fitzgerald, riding his first British winner shortly after at Thirsk on Evichstar. The success achieved with subsequent moves to Lynda Ramsden, Henry Cecil and Michael Stoute’s stables doesn’t look like ending just yet.

Mick Kinane

Mick Kinane is one of the most successful jockeys in the world with over sixty group one winners to his name, including over twenty Classic winners throughout Europe. His first winner, Musicari at Leopardstown came at the ripe old age of fifteen. Irish Champion Apprentice in 1978 and Irish Champion jockey an incredible eleven times since confirm Kinane as a true contender for classic victories this year.

Kevin Darley

As the apprentice to Reg Hollinshead, Kevin Darley became champion apprentice just one year after riding his first winner in 1977. Although having not yet collected an English Classic victory, Kevin Darley was Champion Jockey in 2000 and has won ten group one races, including the 1995 Prix du Jockey-Club on Celtic Swing.

Richard Quinn

Richard Quinn began his career in 1979, initially under the tutelage of Herbert Jones before joining Paul Cole in 1981. Upon leaving Cole’s stable in 1998, Quinn spent one season freelance before joining becoming the stable jockey for Henry Cecil in 1999. With over 1700 domestic and 500 winners abroad, Richard Quinn’s record firmly illustrates what an excellent racing talent he possesses.

Pat Eddery

Pat Eddery can only be described as one of the finest jockeys to have graced modern racing history. Eleven times champion jockey, Eddery rode a century of winners in one season an amazing twenty seven times. With over 4000 career victories there are very few jockeys, both past and present, who can compete with the awesome achievements Pat Eddery has amassed.