Michael Hills (2nd right)
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Michael Hills (2nd right) with his brother, Richard & the Borrego twins, Jose-Luis (far left) & Matias (far right), San Sebastian, August 15th, 1993

Michael Hills was born 10 minutes before his brother Richard.

However, he has ridden more winners than Richard in the UK and has even ridden a winner under National Hunt Rules.
It is also interesting to note that Michael has ridden 115 Group winners already.

Amongst those was a first Royal win for the Queen in Spain on Enharmonic at San Sebastian in 1993 in the Premio Gobierno Vasco.
The victory hit the headlines when it transpired that before handing over the pize money, the Spanish tax authorities were reported to have asked whether the Queen was a resident of Spain for "tax purposes" !

Micheal has two horses to be thankful for. The first was the great grey stayer, Further Flight. Together, they won 9 Group races including the Group 3 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Newmarket a record 6 consecutive times. Michael then won his 7th Jockey Club Cup in the 1990's on Rainbow High in 1999.

The other horse is Shaamit on whom he won the 1996 Epsom Derby.

Like his brother, Michael also includes ornamental ducks as his hobby in addition to football, golf & watersports.

He is sponsored by Peugeot which he wears on his breeches and roll necks.
He shares his agent, John Robertson, with his brother. Robertson's e-mail is JRobertson@rosehill.fsbusiness.co.uk
Michael has a wife called Chris and a daughter, Samantha.

Group Wins (115)

  • 1985--HUNTINGDALE, Dewhurst Stakes, Grp1,
    POWDER KEG, Taby Sprint, Grp1.

  • 1986--LOCKTON, National Stakes, Grp1
    COMME L'ETTOILE, Italian St.Leger, Grp2.

  • 1987--ASTEROID FIELD, Challenge Stakes, Grp2, Supreme Stakes, Grp3
    PIXIE ERN, Mount Coote Stakes, Grp3.

  • 1988--HANDSOME SAILOR, Prix de l'Abbaye, Grp1, Sprint Cup, Grp1,Temple Stakes, Grp2, Duke of York Stakes, Grp3
    SCENIC, Dewhust Stakes, Grp1,
    PRINCE RUPERT, Waterford Crystal Mile, Grp2.

  • 1989--DISTANT RELATIVE, Challenge Stakes, Grp2, Phoenix International, Grp2., Beefeater Gin Celebration Mile, Grp2., Hungerford Stakes, Grp3.
    SILK SLIPPERS, Hoover Fillies Mile, Grp2.
    GALLICLEAGUE, Ballylogan Stakes, Grp3
    HANDSOME SAILOR, Phoenix Flying Five, Grp3.
    NEGLIGENT, Rockfell Stakes, Grp3
    SCENIC, Scottish Classic, Grp3

  • 1990--NORWICH, Hungerford Stakes, Grp3
    MISSIONARY RIDGE, Gallinule Stakes, Grp2

  • 1991--FURTHER FLIGHT, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Grp3., Goodwood Cup, Grp3., St.Simon Stakes, Grp3

  • 1992--A TO Z, Nell Gwyn Stakes, Grp3
    FURTHER FLIGHT, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Grp3., Goodwood Cup, Grp3., Doncaster Cup, Grp3
    PETARDIA, Champagne Stakes, Grp2
    POKER CHIP, Flying Childers Stakes, Grp2

  • 1993--NICER, Irish 1,000 Guineas, Grp1.,
    FIRST TRUMP, Middle Park Stakes, Grp1.,

    SBJ Group July Stakes, Grp3
    ANCESTRAL DANCER, Premio Regina Elina, Grp2
    BENEFICIAL, King Edward VII Stakes, Grp2
    OWINGTON, Moet & Chandon Rennen, Grp2
    FURTHER FLIGHT, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Grp3
    GLAITISANT, Prestige Stakes, Grp3
    ENHARMONIC, Premio Gobierno Vasco, Grp3

  • 1994--ARCADIAN HEIGHTS, Ascot Gold Cup, Grp1.,
    HOH MAGIC, Prix Morny, Grp1.,
    Molecombe Stakes, Grp3
    SILVER WISP, Jockey Club Stakes Grp2
    BROADWAY FLYER, Chester Case, Grp3., Gordon Stakes, Grp3
    BENEFICIAL, Scottish Classic, Grp3.,
    FURTHER FLIGHT, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Grp3.,
    OWINGTON, Cork & Orrery, Grp3., Duke of York, Grp3.,
    PERSIAN BRAVE, St.Simon Stakes, Grp3.,
    SILVER WEDGE, Queen's Vase. Grp3.,

  • 1995--PENTIRE, Irish Champion Stakes, Grp1., King Edward VII Stakes, Grp2., Great Voltigeur, Grp2., Thresher Classic Trial ,Grp3.,
    NICOLETTE, Vittorio Di Capua, Grp1., Queen Anne Stakes, Grp2.,
    FURTHER FLIGHT, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Grp3.,
    BUNTY BOO, Flying Five, Grp3.,

  • 1996--SHAAMIT, Epsom Derby Grp1,
    PENTIRE, King George & QEII Diamond Stakes,Grp1
    FIRST ISLAND, Sussex Stakes, Grp1
    Prince of Wales Stakes, Grp2., Hong Kong International Cup, Grp2.,
    IN COMMAND, Dewhurst Stakes, Grp1.,
    SASURU, Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Grp2.,
    SEEBEE, Princess Margaret Stakes, Grp3.,

  • 1997--FIRST ISLAND, Lockinge Stakes, Grp1
    REBECCA SHARP, Coronation Stakes, Grp1
    SASURU, Prix d'Isaphan, Grp1,.
    Gordon Richard Stakes, Grp3.,
    ROYAL APPLAUSE, Sprint Cup, Grp1., Duke of York Stakes, Grp3., Cork & Orrery, Grp3.,
    CRIMSON TIDE, Grosser von Dusseldorf, Grp2.,
    RYAFAN, Nassau Stakes, Grp2.,

  • 1998--AUCTION HOUSE, Champage Stakes, Grp2.,
  • BUSY FLIGHT, Yorkshire Cup, Grp2.,
    FRUITS OF LOVE, Princess of Wales Stakes, Grp2.,
    GULLAND, Chester Vase, Grp2.,
    HULA ANGEL, Rockfell Stakes, Grp2.,
    SHEER VIKING, Flying Childer Stakes, Grp2.,
    CRIMSON TIDE, September Stakes, Gp3.,
    GERMANO, Gordon Richatd Stakes, Grp3.,

  • 1999--HULA ANGEL, Irish 1,000 Guineas, Grp1
    GOLDEN SNAKE, Prix Jean Prat, Grp1.,
    DISTANT MUSIC, Dewhurst Stakes, Grp1.,
    Champagne Stakes, Grp2.,
    DOCKSIDER, Belin Trophy, Grp2.,
    RAINBOW HIGH, Jockey Club Cup, Grp3.,

  • 2000--SUPERSTAR LEO, Flying Childers Stakes, Grp2.,
    DISTANT MUSIC, Park Stakes, Grp3.,
    LADY UPSTAGE, Pretty Polly Stakes, Grp2.,
    LAST RESORT, Challenge Stakes, Grp2.,

  • 2001--MR.COMBUSTIBLE, Geoffrey Freer Stks, Grp2., Chester Vase, Grp3.,
    STORMING HOME, King Edward VII Stks, Grp2.,
    CHANCELLOR, Sandown Classic Trial, Grp3.,

  • 2002--STORMING HOME, Champion Stakes, Grp.1
    Prix Robert Papin, Grp.2.,
    CHANCELLOR--Royal Whip, Grp.2
    CHANCELLOR--Gordon Richards Stakes, Grp.3
    GEMINIANI--Prestige Stakes, Grp.3
    ALEXANDER THREE D--Park Hill Stakes, Grp.3

  • 2003--STATE CITY, Golden Shaheen, Grp.1
    SPLENDID ERA, Joel Stakes, Grp.3.
    TANTE ROSE, Fred Darling, Grp.3.

  • 2004--MAID'S CAUSEWAY--Rockfel Stakes, Grp.2.
    DUBAI SUCCESS--John Porter Stakes, Grp.3.
    TANTE ROSE, Sumner Stakes, Grp.3.

  • 2005--MAID'S CAUSEWAY--Coronation Satkes, Grp.1.
    RED CLUBS--Coventry Stakes, Grp.2.

    Michael Hills Career Wins

    Biographical information & Statistics supplied by Michael's agent, John Robertson

    Year UK Dubai/Hong Kong Europe/Ire Group Races Arab
    1979 5 - - - -
    1980 13 - - - -
    1981 10 - - - -
    1982 15 - - - -
    1983 39 - - - -
    1984 41 - - - -
    1985 45 - - - -
    1986 40 - - 2 -
    1987 75 - 2 3 -
    1988 76 - 2 6 -
    1989 77 - 3 9 -
    1990 61 - 4 2 -
    1991 65 - 1 3 -
    1992 91 - 6 6 1 N/H
    1993 86 - 4 10 -
    1994 89 9 1 12 -
    1995 74 18 4 8 -
    1996 80 - 2 8 -
    1997 84 - 2 9 1
    1998 61 - 3 8 1
    1999 92 8 1 8 1
    2000 73 12 1 4 1
    2001 58 30 - 4 -
    2002 66 28 1 6 -
    2003 58 15 - 3 -
    2004 66 - - - -
    2005 14 - -
    Total 1,554 120 37 113 5 1,829

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