Former Irish equine jockey who rode the winners in 4,632 races during his excellent career, which only 1 person has surpassed. His dad was a jockey therefore he was raised at the monitor. After his pension from jockeying he became a trainer, which held him heavily involved with racing. His dad, Jimmy, and his sibling, Paul, had been both effective jockeys. He was a modern of fellow Irish race tale Tony McCoy.