One of the most successful and consistent National Hunt jockeys in modern times, Noel has played a massive part in the Harry Fry Racing team from the beginning.
Following an illustrious 20-year riding career in which he was latterly associated with the team as stable jockey, Noel hung up his boots in 2019. The fairytale finale came at Newbury aboard the Harry Fry Racing trained Get In The Queue, ending a stellar campaign that amassed 1353 winners and 27 Grade 1’s.
He recalls fondly that one of his best days in the saddle was aboard Unowhatimeanharry following a win in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown in 2017. It was a Grade 1 moment that he shared with his parents for the first time.
Following retirement, Noel has continued to ride out for the yard on a weekly basis, he is a wise counsel, and his knowledge and understanding of horses bears the hallmark of years at the top. Aside from being a valuable racing advisor to the team, Noel also runs his own syndicate, Noel Fehily Racing. This features several smart prospects in training at Higher Crockermoor.
Rachel has been Secretary at Harry Fry Racing since 2014, following over 20 years in Banking. Based in the office on a daily basis, her calm attitude and detailed understanding of the business is crucial to its smooth running.
Handling all the paperwork, entries and communications, she is a hugely valuable member of the team.
A knowledgeable horsewoman, Rachel loves following the young horses as they progress through the ranks. Unowhatimeanharry is one for which she holds the upmost affection, and they even share the same birthday!