Rising Stars – Jonathan Fisher

Part 4 of our Rising Stars Series. We are delighted to Introduce Jonathan Fisher, an apprentice for Robert Cowell. Jonathan has already been amongst the winner’s and is looking for many more. I will let him explain and Introduce himself to you all…


 Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Hello, my name Is Jonathan Fisher, I’m 24 and my start in racing didn’t start till I was 19.  I actually learnt to ride at the Northern Racing College back in 2013, after that I worked for trainer Scott Dixon for just over a year before relocating to Newmarket to trainer Ed Dunlop it is there I got my apprentice licence.

I had my first ride on 14th of September 2015 on a horse called Barwah finishing 5th, after a lot of hard thinking I decided to leave Ed Dunlop’s in May 2016 after almost 2 years as getting rides there was very difficult.

I moved to John Ryan’s there I had 23 rides and my first winner. In May 2017, I came & rode out for Robert Cowell then 2 days later he gave me a ride at Newmarket on a horse called Captain Bob which won! So I decided that is where I definitely wanted to work and I’ve never felt more at home here.  Mr Cowell has supported me really well since I started working for him on and of the track giving me 5 winners so far.


What are your first memories of Racing and did you always want to be a Jockey?

My first memories of racing as watching the grand national and the derby when I was a kid in front of the TV with my dad, and as for when I wanted to be jockey I didn’t really know it was possible for me to become and jockey I always enjoyed racing then when I found out about the Northern Racing College that’s when I knew what I wanted to do

 Did you have any racing heroes and who inspires you?

My racing hero is Kieran Fallon and although I don’t know him personally he was different class on a horse

Kieran Fallon
Kieran Fallon

You are working for Robert Cowell now, how did that opportunity come about?

The opportunity at Robert Cowell’s came around as I am good friend’s with one of the old head lads and I asked if Mr Cowell would be interested in me moving there and he asked him to come and ride out for a day and see how we get on. Now the rest is history and I have never been happier.


 Can you tell us about your first winner?

My first winner came on the 18th of November 2016 on a horse called Cadland Lad for John Ryan at Newcastle

 What are you aims for the season and the Future?

My aim for the season is to try and get to 20 winners, I have 7 so far, just 13 more winner’s to go.


If you could ride ANY horse PAST or PRESENT, who would it be and why?

It has to be Frankel. He was just unreal!



Obviously with lots of early morning’s followed by racing in the afternoons and evenings, with plenty of travelling, how do you relax away from Racing?

The ways I relax when I’m not racing or working is watching football and playing a bit of Fifa on the Xbox



Can you give our readers a Couple of Horses to follow for the season ahead or for the future please?

As for horses to watch out for we have plenty of nice horse, we have a horse called Cowboy Solider who finished second on his only outing as a two year old and hopefully he can build on that.


We would like to Thank Jonathan for his time and the photo’s of himself in action. We wish him all the best for the season ahead and for the future. We are in no doubt that he will be in the winners enclosure at a race course near you very soon.

Interview by Rich Williams for arseonlinetips.

Photo’s of Jonathan Fisher supplied by Jonathan .