An undoubted rising star in the sport who will get more opportunities on the biggest stages in 2016, having succeeded Andrea Atzeni as Qatar Racing’s No1 jockey
Apprenticed to Andrew Balding but now getting many rides from other trainers, Oisin Murphy could be a force to be reckoned with in the future.
Only began riding in 2013 as an 18-year-old but instantly made a great impact, famously riding four winners on Scottish racing’s Ayr Gold Cup day in September, including in the feature race.
He spent the 2013/2014 winter in Australia, riding mainly for Danny O’Brien and with a total of 13 winners, gaining huge plaudits.
Another graduate of the renowned Irish pony racing circuit and nephew of three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winning rider Jim Culloty, Murphy was, as expected, crowned champion apprentice in 2014 when he rode 91 winners throughout the year.
He gained his first QIPCO British Champions Series win that year aboard Hot Streak in the Betfred Temple Stakes at Haydock Park, when he made virtually all the running and held off the late challenge of Pearl Secret by half a length.
Many more Series victories seem certain.
QIPCO British Champions Series Victories
BCS Career statistics
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