Kinane, Michael



The Lion King in the Heart of Hong Kong Fans


Michael J. Kinane (born 22 June 1959 at Killenaule in County Tipperary, Ireland) is a former flat racing jockey.

His rise to fame in the early 90s, he almost scored the important races in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres.






Mike has over 60 Group 1 winners to his name including:

  • 2 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe,
  • 4 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes
  • 20+ Classic winners throughout Europe
  • the Belmont Stakes in USA
  • 6 Breeders’ Cups
  • 1 Melbourne Cup.
  • 13 times the Irish champion

    Kinane severed a 15-year link with trainer Dermot Weld


    1998-10-as Aidan O’Brien’s stable jockey, then he won the English and Irish Derby double on GALILEO






    Mick Kinane landed the Hong Kong Gold Cup on IDOL to add to a portfolio of big race successes in Hong Kong


    His victories include two wins apiece in the Hong Kong Derby and the old Hong Kong International Bowl and the Hong Kong International Vase once.






  • 1988-12-01 arrived Hong Kong and started to ride
  • 1992-02-29 SOUND PRINT won for Trainer Brian P C Kan
  • 1996-02-25 CHE SARA SARA won for Trainer David Oughton
  • 1997-12-14 LUSO Hong Kong Vase won for Trainer Clive Brittain
  • 2001-03-03 IDOL Hong Kong Gold Cup won for Trainer David Oughton
  • 2002-12-15 PRECISION Hong Kong Cup won for Trainer David Oughton
  • 2005-06-18 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE in York UK for Trainer David Oughton
  • 2006-05-28 VIVA PATACA Campion & Chater Cup won for Trainer John Moore
  • 2007-04-29 ABLE ONE Champion Mile Tropphy won for Trainer John Moore
  • 2007-04-29 VIVA PATACA QEII Cup won for Trainer John Moore

    During Mike rode in Hong Kong, he had a lot of winners, the winning rate of over ten percent.






    Mick Kinane,had a 34-year career with prolific winners of nearly all the top class major races all around the world.


    He retired at the end of 2009, a season which was highlighted by his association with the legendary galloper SEA THE STARS.






    Mick Kinane’s father, Tommy Kinane, was a leading National Hunt jockey who won the Champion Hurdle on MONKSFIELD.





    Video Showcase


    Photo Gallery


    Mick’s Father Tommy Kinane interview [Kildare’s Kfm – 97.6fm & 97.3fm]


    2009-12-19 CEO Blog – HKJC -Great Performances of Kinane





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