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Adrian Maguire

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]

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