Mick Kinane


'I think he may have pulled a muscle. He felt bad in the last 400m - not like his usual self'

Frankie Dettori


Monday, 13 December, 2004, 12:00am

Kinane's Derby ban confirmed

Mick Kinane yesterday failed in his last-ditch bid to win back what he had described as the 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' to ride Johannesburg in the Kentucky Derby.

Kinane, who was suspended for major irresponsible riding at Newmarket, England, last week, had his appeal against the ban rejected yesterday at a special hearing of the Jockey Club stewards.

27 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Irish ace Kinane hit by double whammy from stewards

Robbie Fradd shrugged off the travails of the past few days to notch his second successive midweek treble last night but the Sha Tin meeting did not go by without mention of the Fairy King Prawn affair.

29 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Kinane holds key in two legs of TT

Irish ace Mick Kinane looks to hold the key to tomorrow night's Happy Valley Triple Trio.

Kinane, riding at his last meeting before returning for the summer Flat season in Ireland and England, appears to have a top chance on the Bruce Hutchison-trained Brilliant Leader in the third event which opens the TT as well as on Derek Cruz's Fame And Wealth in the fourth.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Luck just not with Kinane's mount

A rippling-fit Lucky Glory (13-1) looks a winner waiting to happen after a luckless sixth in last night's Class Four, 1,200-metre dash won by Look Who's Angel.

Irish ace Mick Kinane was fortunate not to come to grief down the back when Lucky Glory was almost knocked through the running rail in an incident involving Barish.

11 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Kinane factor to kick in

William's Surpass looks a cracking ride for the brilliant Irishman Mick Kinane who makes a welcome return to Hong Kong racing at Happy Valley this afternoon.

Kinane has a full book of nine rides, but it is the David Hayes-trained William's Surpass in the eighth event who is rated the best of them.

5 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Kinane on global mission

Mick Kinane, the former Irish champion who concluded his domestic season with a winner at Leopardstown earlier this week, is preparing for a stint of globetrotting that will take him to four internationally renowned racecourses on two continents in search of big prize money over the next eight weeks.

1 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Climb aboard for Victory

Fast-rising star Victory Mount bids for Sassoon Cup glory on his seasonal debut and underline his claims as a likely contender for some of the best prizes in local racing.

18 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Pilsudski 'still strong Arc contender' despite bad draw

FORMER Hong Kong-based international riding star Mick Kinane says a second victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is on the cards, but he's got a bad draw to beat.

'The draw favours the French. All the top foreign horses are drawn wide and in the Arc you are looking for a middle or lower draw,' he said before leaving for Paris.

5 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Plucky Kinane bounces back with full book of rides

Irish ace Mick Kinane reported back for work yesterday and came out of an extended trackwork session 'much better than I expected'.

Kinane was lucky to escape serious injury last Saturday when Emphasis panicked seconds before the start of the final race and attempted to get under the gate of his stall.

7 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Born To Win well named

With Mick Kinane injured before the last event and the likes of Mr Vitality and Michael's Choice producing lacklustre performances, you could be forgiven for forming a negative view of last weekend's action at Sha Tin.

6 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Knee injury to keep Kinane out of next meeting

Irish ace Mick Kinane is out of Wednesday's Sha Tin meeting, and faces two days housebound following a knee injury suffered before the final event at the New Territories course on Saturday.

3 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Oughton's newcomer makes presence felt

Trainer David Oughton put a few of his team through their paces in a relatively quiet morning at Sha Tin yesterday and would not have been displeased with some of the efforts produced. Stable jockey Mick Kinane was busy and there was a good solid showing from Class Two performer Qui Vivra Verra, a lightly raced English import who won a Newcastle maiden before export.

1 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Jade flop put down to injury

Trainer David Oughton and international ace Mick Kinane left for a New Year holiday yesterday with the news that Wednesday night's favourite flop Jade Age has a tendon problem.

31 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Plenty waiting in wings for Success

As individuals, they don't come much nicer than the David Oughton-trained Plenty Success. It is hard to tell at this embryonic stage whether he's destined for the top of the staying ranks as stayers, by their very nature, don't show too much brilliance in their work. But as a type he is a very prepossessing, striking individual and he's so laid back in his work that he's almost horizontal.

18 Jan 1997 - 12:00am