Richard Fahey has built his training career on the back of a successful stint as a jockey. Although refreshingly self-deprecating about his riding abilities, he chalked-up just over 100 winners, under both codes, in ten years in the saddle, the highlight of which was sharing the conditional jockeys’ title.
“I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t enjoying it and couldn’t see a future in it, so I gave it up before it gave me up,” is Fahey’s succinct reflection of his days as a jockey.
For a while afterwards, he concentrated on buying and selling a few horses and running a livery yard before he was encouraged by friends to give the training game a whirl. It’s a decision he has never had cause to regret.
Based in Malton, North Yorkshire, Richard has, over recent years, made significant improvements to his yard at Musley Bank, including the addition of an American style barn which created an extra 44 stables as well as a furlong long indoor ride. The mile long all weather and grass gallops, which graze the edge of the picturesque Howardian Hillside set the backdrop for the early morning work which the 200 or so horses that are on Richard’s books will undertake each day.
We all know that nothing in life, succeeds like success, and Richard Fahey is living proof that that same applies in racing. If you asked Richard what his key to success is he would certainly say it would be the team that works with him. From his assistant trainer, Robin O’Ryan, his pool of talented jockeys and the help from his dedicated office/yard staff they have triumphed in shaping a winning formula that will maintain the momentum of success for years to come…
A glimpse into life at Musley Bank
Richard's Recent Highlights
5th October 2019: Summer Sands wins the Listed Redcar Two Year Old Trophy ridden by Barry McHugh
14th September 2019: Space Traveller wins the Group 2 Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown ridden by W J Lee
21st August 2019: Valdermoro wins the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York ridden by Tony Hamilton
9th July 2019: Exhort wins the Listed Pipalong Stakes at Pontefract ridden by Paul Hanagan
22nd June 2019: Space Traveller wins the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot ridden by Danny Tudhope
10th May 2019: Forest Ranger wins the Group 2 Huxley Stakes at Chester ridden by Tony Hamilton
20th October 2018: Sands Of Mali wins the Group 1 Champion Sprint at Ascot ridden by Paul Hanagan
22nd September 2018: Mr Lupton wins the Group 3 International Stakes at Newbury ridden by Gerald Mosse
21st September 2018: Lucky Lucky Man wins the Ayr Bronze Cup ridden by Oakley Brown
23rd August 2018: Red Balloons wins the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes at York ridden by Barry McHugh
5th August 2018: Kimberella wins the Listed Queensferry Stakes at Chester ridden by Paul Hanagan
14th July 2018: Mr Lupton wins the Listed City Walls Stakes at York ridden by Jack Garritty
1st June 2018: Cosmic Law wins the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom ridden by PJ McDonald
26th May 2018: Sands Of Mali wins the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock ridden by Paul Hanagan
11th May 2018: Forest Ranger wins the Group 2 Huxley Stakes at Chester ridden by Tony Hamilton
18th April 2018: Forest Ranger wins the Group 3 Earl Of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket ridden by Tony Hamilton
13th April 2018: Sands Of Mali wins the Group 3 Prix Sigy at Chantilly ridden by Paul Hanagan
7th October 2017: Darkanna wins the Listed Two Year Old Trophy at Redcar ridden by Barry McHugh
10th September 2017: Ribchester wins the Group 1 Prix Du Moulin at Chantilly ridden by James Doyle
26th August 2017: Sands Of Mali wins the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York ridden by Paul Hanagan
29th July 2017: Stamp Hill wins the International Stakes, a heritage handicap at Ascot ridden by Paul Hanagan
22nd July 2017: Bengali Boys wins the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury ridden by Barry McHugh
20th June 2017: Ribchester wins the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot ridden by William Buick
20th May 2017: Ribchester wins the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury ridden by William Buick
14th April 2017: Kimberella wins the All Weather Sprint Championship at Lingfield ridden by Paul Hanagan