Who is Noel Fehily? Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey announces he is set to retire after riding 50-1 winner

Fehily won the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival on Eglantine Du Seuil before announcing his decision in an emotinal post-race interview.

Fehily had suffered a couple of nasty injuries in recent years and decided that 2019 would be his last Cheltenham Festival.

He went out on a high after riding the 50-1 shot to victory.

Who did Noel Fehily ride for?

Fehily had struck up a partnership for several years with one of the most promising young trainers in the business, Harry Fry.

Fehily also rides for owner Roger Brookhouse and rode his Summerville Boy to win the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

The Irish jockey also rides plenty for Tom George and other top trainers.

What horses has Noel Fehily ridden?

Fehily has ridden the likes of Buveur D'Air and Special Tiara to Cheltenham Festival glory in recent years and has had many notable rides in the last decade of his career.

He formed a regular partnership with the Paul Nicholls-trained Silviniaco Conti that included a superb front-running win in the King George VI Chase.

Fehily partnered Master Minded to win the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown and was victorious in the 2012 Champion Hurdle with Rock On Ruby.

What are the chances for Noel Fehily this season?

Fehily will be hoping to make up for lost time after recovering from his injury.

Many of his big name rides are yet to make their seasonal reappearance.

Fehily is a 66-1 shot to win the National Hunt Jockeys Championship.

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