Racing People: Willie Carson
William Fisher Hunter Carson, OBE (born November 16, 1942) is a retired jockey in thoroughbred horse racing.
Best known as "Willie", Carson was born in Stirling, Scotland. In 1957 he was apprenticed to Captain Gerald Armstrong at his stables at Tupgill, North Yorkshire. His first winner in Britain...
Racing People: Lester Piggott
Lester Keith Piggott (born 5 November, 1935 in Wantage, Oxfordshire) is a retired English jockey, popularly known as "The Long Fellow".
He is considered to be the best of his generation and the greatest flat jockey of all time, with 4,493 career wins, including nine Derby victories.
Racing People: Ryan Moore
Ryan Lee Moore (born September 18, 1983 in Brighton, East Sussex, England) is a flat racing jockey, who was Champion Jockey in 2006 and 2008. He is the son of successful trainer Gary L. Moore and brother to jump jockey Jamie Moore.
Regarded as one of the best up and coming jockeys in the game, Rya...
Racing People: Sir Michael Stoute
Sir Michael Ronald Stoute (born October 22, 1945) has been training horses since 1972. He was the only trainer in the 20th century to win an English Classic in five successive seasons and has been Champion Trainer nine times.
He was knighted in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados.
In 2009, t...
Racing People: Kieren Fallon
Kieren Francis Fallon (born 22 February 1965 in Crusheen, County Clare, Ireland) is an Irish flat racing jockey and has been British Champion Jockey six times.
In 1984 Fallon rode his first winner, Piccadilly Lord, at Navan. He came to England in 1988 to ride for trainer Jimmy FitzGerald his first...
Racing People: Tony McCoy
Anthony Peter McCoy, MBE (born 4 May 1974, Moneyglass, County Antrim, Northern Ireland), more commonly known as A.P. McCoy or Tony McCoy, is a horse racing jockey, widely regarded, based on his career wins, as the finest jump jockey to date.
McCoy rode his first winner, 'Legal Steps', at T...
Racing People: Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori
Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, MBE (born December 15, 1970 in Milan) is an Italian thoroughbred race horse jockey and celebrity. He is the son of Sardinian jockey Gianfranco Dettori, who was a prolific winner in Italy.
CareerDettori's father bought him a Palomino pony when he was 12 and he used to p...
Racing People: Mick Kinane
Michael J. Kinane (born 22 June 1959 at Killenaule in County Tipperary, Ireland) is a legendrary flat racing jockey.
His father, Tommy Kinane was a leading National Hunt jockey who won the Champion Hurdle on Monksfield. A prolific winner of the Irish, English and French Classic races over two dec...
Racing People: Ruby Walsh
Ruby Walsh (born in 1979 in Kill, County Kildare, Ireland) is the reigning Irish National Hunt champion jockey. He is the second child, and eldest son, of former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and his wife Helen.
He is currently stable jockey for top UK trainer Paul Nicholls and rides as m...