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Noel Fehily

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Name  Noel Fehily

Role  Jockey
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Noel Fehily (born 1975) is an Irish professional horse racing jockey. Throughout his professional career, he has enjoyed substantial success including the King George VI Chase and Champion Hurdle, despite enduring significant injuries.


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Personal life

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In 2007, Fehily married Natasha Chappell at a wedding ceremony in Gougane Barra, County Cork. He has a brother Eamon. Their father was a Cork farmer. Natasha describes him as having a very calm personality, saying: "If he was any more relaxed he'd be asleep." They had their first child, a daughter, Niamh, on September 2, 2012.

Early career

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Fehily began his jockey career by working on the Irish point-to-point circuit. His next step was hunter chases, which became the field he ultimately specialised in. So he moved to the UK where he won at Plumpton, in 1998 riding Ivy Boy.

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In his first campaign, Fehily rode 12 winners. In the next season – have ridden an additional two winners – he became professional. That season he finished with 17 winners.

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In 2005 he became second jockey to Jonjo O’Neill, at the same time, riding for trainer Charlie Mann. Three years later he was successful for Mann on Air Force One at Punchestown Racecourse in the Grade 1 Champion Novice Chase. He also won the King George VI Chase on Silviniaco Conti and the Tingle Creek Chase on Master Minded. Fehily also had some rides for Paul Nicholls during the time Ruby Walsh was out with injuries, most notably winning at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival in the Champion Hurdle on Rock on Ruby. In 2009 he finished fourth in the Jockeys’ table with 89 winners. He had a 21 per cent strike-rate for Emma Lavelle. In 2017 he again won the Champion Hurdle, this time on Buveur d'Air for trainer Nicky Henderson.

He describes his attitude to jockeying like this: “I let the race happen rather than try and make it happen. It’s much better that way.”


As of 2015, in his work, Fehily has sustained a shoulder injury and a horse falling on top of him at Cheltenham. He has endured injuries to both shoulders, a broken leg, as well as a wrist injury.


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