Richard Fahey

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


  • 25th September 2021: Perfect Power wins the Group 1 Middle Park stakes at Newmarket ridden by Christophe Soumillion

  • 29th August 2021: Toro Strike wins the Group 3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood ridden by Ryan Moore

  • 22nd August 2021: Perfect Power wins the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville ridden by Christophe Soumillion

  • 17th June 2021: Perfect Power wins the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot ridden by Paul Hanagan

  • 2nd May 2021: Fev Rover finishes 3rd in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket ridden by Paul Hanagan

  • 30th October 2020: Ventura Diamond wins the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes at Newmarket ridden by S De Sousa.

  • 26th September 2020: Ventura Rebel wins the Group 3 Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh ridden by D McDonagh

  • 19th September 2020: Umm Kulthum wins the Group 3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr ridden by Paul Hanagan

  • 13th September 2020: Shark Two One wins the Super Auction Sale Stakes at the Curragh ridden by Colin Keane

  • 13th September 2020: Mr Lupton wins the Bold Lad Sprint Premier Handicap at the Curragh ridden by Colin Keane

  • 22nd August 2020: Fev Rover wins the Group 2 Prix Du Calvados at Deauville ridden by Christophe Soumillion

  • 21st July 2020: Fev Rover wins the Listed Star Stakes at Sandown ridden by Ben Curtis

  • 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 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