Jimmy Fortune (jockey)

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Jimmy Fortune
Born (1972-06-14) 14 June 1972 (age 44)
County Wexford
Residence Shalbourne, Wiltshire, England
Occupation jockey

Jimmy Fortune is an Irish thoroughbred jockey who, through 2008, has 76 wins from 528 rides. He apprenticed with Jim Bolger in Ireland. He was first licensed in 1987 and his first win came in 1988 at Thirsk riding Hitchinstown.[1] He rode Expresso Star to a win at the 2009 William Hill Lincoln Handicap, taking home the £125,000 first place prize in the process.[2]

Jimmy Fortune is well-known and respected for his physical strength in the saddle. He was formerly stable jockey to John Gosden, however as of 2010 has been freelance.

Major wins[edit]

France France

United Kingdom Great Britain

Republic of Ireland Ireland

Italy Italy


  • Indian Derby - (2) - Star Supreme (1996) SuperStorm (2013)


  1. ^ "Biography". National Thoroughbred Racing Association. ESPN. Archived from the original on 2010-01-14. 
  2. ^ Expresso Star lands Lincoln gamble, racingpost.com, 28 March 2009, accessed 29 March 2009.