Adrian Maguire

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Adrian Maguire, born 29 April 1971 in Kilmessan,[1] County Meath, Ireland, is a racehorse trainer and former jockey.

Maguire began his career in Irish pony racing at the age of nine, in which he rode more than 200 winners.[2] In 1990 he rode his first winner under rules, at Sligo, before his first victory in the United Kingdom a year later. In the 1993-1994 season he rode 194 winners but lost the jockeys' championship by a margin of three to Richard Dunwoody. Maguire won a total of 1,024 races in the UK[3] and has been described as "the greatest jump jockey never to end up as [British jump racing Champion Jockey]".[4]

He announced his retirement from race riding on 28 October 2002, at the age of 31,[5] following a fall at Warwick in March in which he broke his neck and was lucky to avoid paralysis.[6] Maguire later became a racehorse trainer and is based in Lombardstown, County Cork.[7]

Maguire's nephew, Jason Maguire, is also a National Hunt jockey and won the 2011 Grand National on Ballabriggs.[8]


  1. ^ Longmore, Andrew. Maguire must wait to relieve the hurt. Independent. 11 March 2001. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
  2. ^ Racenews Newslink Archive: Tuesday, March 28, 2000
  3. ^ Montgomery, Sue. Racing: Maguire resists the lure to ride his luck one last time. Independent. 29 October 2002. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  4. ^ Lysaght, Cornelius. Right place, wrong time. BBC Sport. 28 October 2002. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  5. ^ BBC Sport: Maguire retires from racing. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  6. ^ Wood, Greg. Interview: Adrian Maguire. Guardian. 23 December 2002. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  7. ^ Thoroughbred Business MAGUIRE, Adrian Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  8. ^ John Donohoe (9 April 2011). "Kilmessan jockey wins Aintree Grand National". Meath Chronicle. Retrieved 14 April 2011.