Ray Cochrane

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Ray Cochrane (born 18 June 1957 in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland) is a retired Northern Irish horse racing jockey and current sports agent.

Cochrane was the winning jockey in three of the five British Classic Races: the 1,000 Guineas Stakes and Oaks Stakes on Midway Lady, trained by Ben Hanbury in 1986, and the Epsom Derby Stakes on Kahyasi for his retained stable of Luca Cumani in 1988. Cochrane was also second in The 2000 Guineas on Chief Singer in 1984 and won the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket and The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on the same horse. Ray received a Flat Jockey Special Recognition Lester Award in 2000.

Ray received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in 2002 for saving the life of fellow jockey Frankie Dettori following a plane crash in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ Cochrane receives the Queen's Commendation for Bravery, bbc.co.uk; accessed 24 March 2015.