Richard started life in Malton in 1984 as conditional jockey to the great Jimmy Fitzgerald at Norton Grange stables. As a 7lb claimer he rode a Boxing Day double for his boss landing both divisions of the St Ivo Novices hurdle on Sister Claire and Weight Problem.
With a steady rise through the conditional ranks Richard became joint Conditional Champion Jockey in the 1988/89 season after steering home the Michael Chapman trained Wisconsin at Market Rasen in the last race of the season.
After losing his claim Richard continued to ride winners , notably Suivez Moi in the Coral Bookmakers handicap Hurdle at Fakenham and Eastern Guide in the Coral Golden Handicap Hurdle at Ayr.
Richard secured his most important success over fences in 1991 taking the Bobby Renton Memorial Novice Chase at Wetherby for father-in-law Peter Easterby on Icarus.
Richard rode his final winner on the Peter Easterby trained Gymcrak Gamble in a Perth maiden hurdle
Finally retiring with over 100 winners under both riding codes Richard reflected he wasn’t quite good enough for the riding game but to ride over 100 winners is no mean feat. He realised his future revolved around training racehorses.
Richard Fahey has saddled over 30 Group races winners in the UK, Ireland, France, and Canada.
Group 1 winners include:
2021 – Perfect Power Dual Group 1 winner Darley Prix Morny & Juddmonte Middle Park.
2018 - Sands of Mali British Champions Sprint Stakes.
2017 - Ribchester Triple Group 1 winner Queen Anne Stakes, Qatar Prix Du Moulin & Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes.
2014 – Garswood Prix Maurice de Gheest.
2012 - Mayson July Cup at Newmarket.
2010 - Wootton Bassett Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère at Longchamp.
Having trained over 3,000 winners on the flat and over jumps. From starting out, in the summer of 1993, from Manor Farm, Butterwick, near Malton, with a modest string which barely reached double-figures, Richard has never looked back.
2002 - Richard got his first Royal Ascot winner courtesy of Superior Premium – a colt he bought as a yearling for 2,800gns- who clinched a 20–1 triumph in the Cork and Orrery Stakes under Johnny Murtagh.
2005 - Richard made the move to his current base Musley Bank.
2008 - 100 winners for the first time from the Musley Bank Maestro
2010 - Fahey burst through the £2 million prize money barrier with 181 winners in Britain. He also saddled his first Group One winner with Wootton Bassett in the 2010 Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère at Longchamp.
2015 - Richard equalled the record for the most calendar wins with 235.
Richard Fahey is a racehorse trainer, based in Malton, North Yorkshire. He has saddled over 30 Group races winners in the UK, Ireland, France and Canada. Group 1 winners include...
Richard Fahey is a racehorse trainer, based in Malton, North Yorkshire. He has saddled over 30 Group races winners in the UK, Ireland, France and Canada. Group 1 winners include Perfect Power duel group one winner in 2021, Sands Of Mali in the 2018 British Champions Sprint Stakes and Ribchester in the 2017 Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Garswood in the 2014 Prix Maurice de Gheest, Mayson in the 2012 Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket and Wootton Bassett in the 2010 Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère at Longchamp. In 2015 Fahey equalled the record for the most calendar wins with 235. He ended 2017 with prize money of over £4.2m and 2018 he finished the season with 190 winners. He has trained over 3,000 winners both over the jumps and on the flat.
From starting out, in the summer of 1993, from Manor Farm, Butterwick, near Malton, with a modest string which barely reached double-figures, Fahey has never looked back.
In 2002, Fahey got his name on the Royal Ascot roll of honour courtesy of Superior Premium – a colt he bought as a yearling for 2,800gns- who clinched a 20–1 triumph in the Cork And Orrery Stakes under Johnny Murtagh.
2005 saw Fahey make the move to Musley Bank Stables, Malton, his current base and in 2006 he went through the £1 million prize money barrier.
In 2008 he saddled more than 100 winners for the first time, prize money was up to £1.2 million.
In 2010, Fahey burst through the £2 million prize money barrier with 181 winners in Britain. He also saddled his first Group One winner with Wootton Bassett in the 2010 Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère at Longchamp.
2014 saw Fahey training his first winner at the Dubai World Cup; Gabrial for owner Dr Marwan Koukash. He trained 192 winners and prize money was over £2.8 million. In the British Flat Turf Trainers Championship Fahey finished third numerically, and fourth over-all. Baccarat also won the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot and Fahey trained another Group One winner when Garswood won the Prix Maurice de Gheest
In 2015, Fahey equalled the record for most flat winners trained in a calendar year – 235. The season started with success for owner Dr Marwan Koukash and jockey Tony Hamilton to win the £100,000 Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster Racecourse with former Group 1 contender, Gabrial. The trio had previously enjoyed success in the 2012 renewal of the annual flat racing curtain raiser, with Brae Hill. Dr Koukash also owned Fahey's 2000th winner, Rene Mathis bought up the milestone at Goodwood in August. There was Group 2 success with Birchwood in the Superlative Stakes and Ribchester in the Mill Reef Stakes for Godolphin. Donjuan Triumphant won the Criterium De Maisons-Laffitte for Middleham Park Racing. Eastern Impact won the Group 3 Bengough Stakes at Ascot and there were numerous big Saturday winners. Don't Touch won the Ayr Gold Cup, Third Time Lucky the Cambridgeshire, Lathom the Weatherbys Super Sprint and Mr Lupton the Weatherbys Hamilton £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes.
In 2016, Fahey trained 198 winners and prize money was over £3m. He trained the Godolphin owned Ribchester to win the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and followed that Group 3 success with a Group 1 win in Deauville in the Prix Jacques Le Marois. He also trained Queen Kindly (a daughter of Frankel) to Group 2 success in the Lowther Stakes at York.
Ribchester continued his Group 1 success in 2017 with victories in the Lockinge at Newbury, the Prix du Moulin and he broke the track record in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot. Fahey ended the year with 200 winners and prize money was over £4.2m. He won the Gimcrack Stakes for the first time with Sands Of Mali. Bengali Boys won the Wetherby Super Sprint and Darkanna the Redcar Trophy.
In 2018 he sent out 190 winners – there was Group 3 success for Mr Lupton in the Trophy Stakes at Newbury. Forest Ranger picked up the Group 2 Huxley Stakes and Sands Of Mali picked up the full bag with Group 3 success in the Prix Sigy, the Group 2 Sandy Lane and Group 1 success in the Champion Sprint Stakes at Ascot.
2019 saw more group level success, with Forest ranger winging the Homeserve Huxley Stakes (Group 2) at Chester for the second year in a row, Mr Lupton won the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 2) at the Curragh, Space Traveller took the Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes (Group 2) at Lepardstown, Perpetuum won the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3) at Richards local track York and their was yet another big two year old pot won with Summer Sands winning the Racing TV Redcar Two Year Old Trophy (Listed Race).
2021 although it was a difficult year across the world for many their was no slowing down in the Fahey operation. Richard managed to produce yet another 'once in a lifetime horse' with Perfect power not only taking the Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) at the Royal meeting he also went on to win the Darley Prix Morny (Group 1) and the much sought after Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1).
Lets buckle up and see what Richard produces this year.
A mile long gallop. Stiff at the bottom and level at the top but is up hill all the way. Recently refurbished and kept in tip top condition. We also use mile long grass gallops that we use when suitable.
Horses go the spa for 25 minutes and it helps them recover from injury or a tough race. It works in the exact same way it does for humans, the bubbles help cool the joints and knees and keep the legs ice cold.