Mick Kinane is widely recognised as one of the best jockeys in the world and as a supreme big race specialist. He is the only jockey in history to have won Australia’s Melbourne Cup, the Belmont Stakes in America, the Epsom Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He has been Ireland’s champion jockey ten times and he caused a media sensation early in 1993 when he turned down the best job in racing – first jockey to Sheikh Mohammed. The world’s biggest racehorse owner made a second approach to him later that year and Kinane became retained by the Sheikh as well as by the powerful Dermot Weld stable. Kinane is an intensely private man and in Mick Kinane – Big Race King Michael CLower tells not just the jockey’s life story but also gives a rare insight into his character, as well as detailing the factors that have influenced him and the reasons for his phenomenal success.