Mick Fitzgerald is a retired Irish National Hunt jockey and current television racing presenter who rode for the majority of his career in Great Britain and Ireland.
Riding his first two winners in 1988, Mick’s career got off to a slow start before changing tune in 1991 by riding a significant amount of winners as well as striking up a partnership with Ray Callow’s Duncan Idaho.
Since then he has booted home over 1300 winners – 12 of them at the Cheltenham Festival – enabling him to be in the top six of all-time riders over fences.
Amongst some of Mick’s big winners include the 1996 Grand National on ‘Rough Quest’ as well as the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1999 on ‘See More Business’. In 2005, Fitzgerald returned from injury to win the Hennessy Gold Cup on ‘Trabolgan’ at Newbury.
In 2008, Mick fell at the second fence of the Grand National and suffered spinal injuries, forcing him into retirement. He has since gone on to enjoy a successful media career alongside his speaking and event hosting commitments.
Initially working for At the Races, in 2013 Mick joined the Channel 4 Racing presenting team to give an insight into the racecraft and training of jockeys.
When not presenting he spends time at Nicky Henderson’s yard helping to advise about race tactics. He is also involved in the British Racing School coaching young and aspiring jockeys on their technique as well as attitude.
A legend of the sport, Mick is one of the most sought-after equestrian speakers thanks to his expansive knowledge, experience, and passion.
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