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Michael Kinane

Michael J. Kinane (born 22 June 1959 at Killenaule in County Tipperary, Ireland) is a former flat racing jockey. He had a 34-year career, retiring on 8 December 2009.[1]

His father, Tommy Kinane was a leading National Hunt jockey who won the Champion Hurdle on Monksfield. A prolific winner of the Irish, English and French Classic races over two decades, Kinane has ridden winners in the 2,000 Guineas four times, the Epsom Derby three times, the Melbourne Cup in Australia and, in the United States, the Belmont Stakes once. Kinane also has four wins in Breeders' Cup races. He has been champion jockey of Ireland on 13 occasions.

He first came to prominence as the stable jockey to Dermot Weld and later was retained by John Magnier and Aidan O'Brien as stable jockey at Ballydoyle for many years. He was later with leading Irish flat trainer John Oxx. He became one of the world's elite jockeys and excelled on the big occasions at Longchamp and Epsom, and was regarded as one of the leading professionals of his sport.

He retired at the end of 2009, a season which was highlighted by his association with the legendary galloper Sea The Stars.[2][3]

He also bred the 2007 Epsom Derby winner Authorized[4]

Major wins

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  • July Cup - (2) - Stravinsky (1999), Mozart (2001)
  • Oaks - (2) - Shahtoush (1998), Imagine (2001)
  • St. James's Palace Stakes - (6) - Dara Monarch (1982), Brief Truce (1992), Grand Lodge (1994), Giant's Causeway (2000), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Azamour (2004)
  • Sussex Stakes - (4) - Among Men (1998), Giant's Causeway (2000), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Proclamation (2005)

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  • Irish 2,000 Guineas - (3) - Dara Monarch (1982), Flash of Steel (1986), Rock of Gibraltar (2002)
  • Irish Derby - (2) - Galileo (2001), High Chaparral (2002)
  • Irish Oaks - (2) - Alydaress (1989), Dance Design (1996)
  • Phoenix Stakes - (5) - King Persian (1983), Fasliyev (1999), Minardi (2000), Johannesburg (2001), One Cool Cat (2003)
  • Tattersalls Gold Cup - (6) - Cockney Lass (1987), Prince of Andros (1995), Definite Article (1996), Dance Design (1997), Montjeu (2000), Black Sam Bellamy (2003)

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  • Prix Morny - (3) - Orpen (1998), Fasliyev (1999), Johannesburg (2001)

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  • Hong Kong Bowl - (2) - Additional Risk (1991), Winning Partners (1993)

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  • Indian 1000 Guineas - (1) - Nauvkhal (1986)
  • Indian 2000 Guineas - (2) - Eversun (1984), Sir Bruce (1985)
  • Indian Derby - (3) - Sir Bruce (1986), Cordon Bleu (1988), HotStepper (2008)
  • Indian Oaks - (3) - Revelation (1985), Silver Haven (1986), Golden Treasure (1990)
  • Calcutta 1000 Guineas - (1) - Wheels (1983)
  • Golconda Derby - (1) - Deccan Star (1984)

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  • Slovenské Derby - (1) - Temirkanov (1998)

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  • UAE 2,000 Guineas - (1) - Gold for Sale (2006)
  • UAE 1,000 Guineas - (2) - Vague (2006), So Shiny (2009)

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  • Crown Prince Cup - (1) - "Forty Licks (2006)"

See also

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