Ray Cochrane

Ray Cochrane (born 18 June 1957 in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland) is a retired Northern Irish horse racing jockey and current sports agent.

Cochrane was the winning jockey in three of the five British Classic Races: the 1000 Guineas Stakes and Epsom Oaks on Midway Lady, trained by Ben Hanbury in 1986, and the Epsom Derby on Kahyasi for his retained stable of Luca Cumani in 1988. Cochrane was also second in the 2000 Guineas Stakes on Chief Singer in 1984 and won the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket and Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on the same horse. Cochrane received a Flat Jockey Special Recognition Lester Award in 2000.

Cochrane received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in 2002 for saving the life of fellow jockey Frankie Dettori following a plane crash in 2000.[1] Cochrane subsequently became Dettori's agent, a role he fulfilled until 2020.[2]


  1. ^ Cochrane receives the Queen's Commendation for Bravery, bbc.co.uk; accessed 24 March 2015.
  2. ^ Boylan, Mark (16 May 2020). "Ray Cochrane calls time on 20-year career as agent to Frankie Dettori". Racing Post. Retrieved 16 May 2020.