Murphy named top jockey
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.