Oisin Murphy has established himself as a rising star in the sport.
He gained his first QIPCO British Champions Series in 2014 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.
Fast forward to 2018 and a third place aboard Roaring Lion in the Investec Derby after a narrow defeat on Lightning Spear in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes.
Both those runs in the colours of Qatar Racing, with Murphy having succeeded Andrea Atzeni
He only began riding in 2013 as an 18-year-old, when apprenticed to Andrew Balding, but instantly made a great impact, 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.
QIPCO British Champions Series Victories
BCS Career statistics
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