Mick was retained by John Magnier as stable jockey at Ballydoyle for many years, and he has also been associated with leading flat trainers Dermot Weld and John Oxx. He remains one of Europe's elite jockeys and excels on the big occasions at Longchamps and Epsom. John Magnier (born 1948) is Irelands leading thoroughbred stud owner and has extensive business interests outside of the horsebreeding industry. ... Longchamp may refer to: Hippodrome de Longchamp William Longchamp, Chancellor of England. ... Epsom is a town adjoining Ewell in the Epsom and Ewell borough of Surrey in South East England and near to the southern boundary of Greater London. ...
In 2003Kinane rode the winners of six of the 10 Irish group 1 contests, taking the 1,000 Guineas on Yesterday and the Irish Champion stakes on High Chaparral who he then rode to a dead-heat victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.
Kinane finished the year as champion jockey in Ireland, his 13th title.
MichaelKinane has, as expected, launched an appeal against a suspension that threatens to rule him out of the ride on Galileo in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on Saturday week.
The ban, which rules him out of action next Friday and Saturday, was handed down when he was found guilty of careless riding on the Aidan O'Brien-trained Sophisticat at Leopardstown on Wednesday.
However, Kinane may not have his hearing until less than 24 hours before the suspension is due to start.
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