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Jimmy Fortune (jockey)

Jimmy Fortune
Born 14 1972 (1972-06-14) (age 44)
County Wexford
Ireland
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]

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