Mur­phy named top jockey

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORT -

OISIN Mur­phy has been named ‘jockey of the month’ for Au­gust.

The 23-year-old, who works for Qatar Rac­ing which has its ad­min­is­tra­tive head­quar­ters in Hart­pury, re­ceived 60 per cent of the vote from im­pressed rac­ing fans af­ter he rode 39 win­ners dur­ing the month.

The suc­cess­ful spell has seen Mur­phy in­crease his lead at the top of the jock­eys’ cham­pi­onship, which con­cludes on QIPCO Bri­tish Cham­pi­ons Day next month.

Mur­phy said: “The 39 wins in Au­gust will play a big part in me achiev­ing my dream of be­com­ing cham­pion jockey, but there is still some way to go and I will keep giv­ing it 100 per cent.”

Among Mur­phy’s vic­to­ries was the Qatar Nas­sau Stakes on Deirdre, a race which is part of the 2019 QIPCO Bri­tish Cham­pi­ons Se­ries.

he cel­e­brated dou­bles at New­mar­ket, Haydock, Wind­sor, Kemp­ton, Chelms­ford and Sal­is­bury.

He was awarded £1,000 for the jockey award win and a £500 char­ity do­na­tion, which is go­ing to­wards the Pat Smullen Can­cer Tri­als Ire­land Fundrais­ing Week­end on Septem­ber 14-15.

Oisin Mur­phy

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