|Breeding:||By One Pound Sterling (GB) out of Ernader|
|Born - Died:||born 16 September 1979, died 6 June 2001|
|Colour:||Bay, with a blaze and two white socks|
|Country Born:||New Zealand|
|Owned By:||Barney McCahill and Keith Haub|
|Trained By:||Colin Jillings|
|Country(s) raced in:||New Zealand, Australia and Japan|
|Race Record:||27 starts, 14 wins, 4 seconds, 3 thirds|
|Claim to Fame:|
As a two year old set to take on Australia's prestigious Golden Slipper McGinty split his cannon bone two weeks prior in his lead up race, which he still won over the horse who went on to win the Slipper! Remarkably McGinty came back with a steel screw in his leg to win 6 Group One races in New Zealand and Australia.
In doing so he became New Zealand's top second season colt and equal second in Australia also. Included in his outstanding come back was an Australian metric mile record of 1:32.99 run in the George Adams Handicap at Trentham, and back to back Air New Zealand Stakes. While across the Tasman he beat champion horses such as Strawberry Road and Emancipation in the Canterbury Guineas, the Caulfield Stakes and Rawson Stakes.
McGinty also contested the 1983 Japan Cup where he finished a very creditable 5th only a length from the winner.
He retired to stud as a five year old due to further leg problems. His stud career was equally as successful as his racing one having sired a number of Group One winners. Mc Ginty's offspring had won 670 races, at the time of his death from a heart attack in 2001 aged 22.