Unlike other sports, plenty of jockeys enjoy success as their careers move through the years. Fehily is in that bracket.
“Dunwoody was champion jockey at the time and his hunger for success was there for all to see. So I Just kept the head down, worked hard and the following year I was the conditional jockey for the yard. From the start, Charlie Mann put me on all the top horses in handicaps so that gave me plenty of confidence.”
“Paul Nicholls and Jonjo O’Neill were great supporters of mine. Ruby got a bad fall that winter in 2009 and Paul called me up to ride all those good horses. I won the Tingle Creek on Masterminded, but a week later I got a bad fall and broke my wrist in Wincanton. It was just bad luck as I was out for six months and missed all those big rides for the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals.”