Sean has rapidly made a name for himself as one of jump racing’s leading jockeys. Born into a racing dynasty, he started his race riding career in pony racing at the age of sixteen and progressed through the point-topoint circuit before turning conditional in the summer of 2014.
Bowen became the youngest ever Champion Conditional Jockey when he won the title on the final day of his first season as a professional in 2015. Twice a winner of the graded bet365 Gold Cup, it wasn’t long before he was snapped up by Harry Fry Racing as a stable jockey following the retirement of Noel Fehily.
Enjoying his first Grade 1 victory aboard If The Cap Fits in a stellar Stayers Hurdle at Aintree in 2019, it was arguably the biggest success of his career. Supremely talented and patient with horses, he is a huge bonus to the team dedicating his time to schooling horses and providing a valuable opinion whether at home or on the racecourse.
We are delighted to welcome Lorcan Murtagh to Harry Fry Racing as a Conditional Jockey from Donald McCains this season.
The son of a trainer and ex-jockey Barry Murtagh and Sue Murtagh, who was a point-to-point rider – riding has always been second nature. An appearance in the showjumping ring at the Horse of the Year Show and the Royal International set him in good stead for time on the pony racing circuit where he rode 22 winners.
At the age of 16, when he was old enough to hold a jockey’s licence he immediately enjoyed two rides over jumps, one of which provided him with his first winner. With 52 successes under rules to his name, he joins the team with a good grounding in the industry. An accomplished horseman, he is a patient rider and good at getting horses to relax when schooling and in their work at home.