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Mick Fitzgerald

Born in Cork Ireland in 1970, Mick Fitzgerald grew up in County Wexford and first showed his riding skills as a junior show jumper on the pony circuit. Set on a riding career he joined the Lister yard full time at fifteen and had his first race…

Rough Quest

Rough Quest became the first favourite for 14 years to win the Grand National, going off at odds of 7/1. Afterwards, the gelding had to survive a lengthy stewards’ enquiry because when beating Encore Un Peu, in a tight finish, Rough Quest…

1996 Grand National Results

Rough Quest won the 1996 Grand National by a distance of 1 1/4 lengths in a time of 9 minutes 0.8 seconds. The horse was trained by Terry Casey in Dorking Surrey and ridden by Irish jockey Mick Fitzgerald. Twenty seven horses ran in the 1996…