Felix de Giles

Felix de Giles Grand National Wins

Felix de Giles has never won the Grand National.

Their best finish to date was in 2023 with Roi Mage who came 7th.

Full Results

Year Horse Result Prize Money Trainer
2023 Roi Mage 7 £20,000 Patrick Griffin
2012 Neptune Equester 13 - Brian Ellison

Jockey Felix de Giles has had a varied racing career, spending time building up his contacts in the UK before moving to France and riding there. He’s always been known for riding French runners when they head to the UK and Ireland, and for that reason, is often a name that pops up on race cards at big meetings, despite not being based in the UK anymore.

He first rode in racing under rules back in April 2004 but had to wait two years for his first win, which came in June 2006. Before going under rules, he had a lot of success in pony racing in his younger years, which grabbed the attention of those in horse racing.

When turning 16, too old for pony racing, de Giles would get a job with Nicky Henderson and learnt a lot from stable jockey at the time, Mick Fitzgerald. After riding out his claim in the UK, rides became hard to pick up for de Giles, and he split from Henderson, who wanted a claimer in the yard.

It was after this moment, that de Giles decided it would be best to try something different and new, so he headed to France. His first French ride came in May 2014, and has had success in the country ever since, riding for some of the biggest names in France, and having plenty of success.

Before leaving for France, in 2012, de Giles had his first Grand National ride, for trainer Brian Ellison. He’d build up a good partnership with the Northern-based trainer, riding winners for him at a time when Ellison was doing well and picking up better horses.

Neptune Equester was the horse that de Giles rode in his first National, and the pair completed the course to finish 13th on the day.