What’s your next ambition in horse racing?
Speaking in his sporting life blog; Murphy replied, “I’d like to get to the very top. I want to be Champion Jockey again and again. I want to win races like the Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Until I do that I have to keep working towards those goals.
He then added; “That’s why going to ride out in different places when I can do is so important, as you never know when you’re going to find the next Group One winner. Last year I stumbled across Veracious, as Sir Michael Stoute was kind enough to give me another chance on her after she was too keen for me at Ascot.
“Deirdre was a spare ride as well. I found them because I was working hard, my agent was working hard, and I need that to continue”.
These good horses don’t just appear unless you’re Frankie Dettori, Ryan Moore or William Buick. They have John Gosden, Charlie Appleby and Coolmore. I have Qatar Racing and we have some fantastic horses, but we need to keep building to find the next one. I have a job to do and I want to do the very best for them and for all the trainers I ride for; Andrew Balding, Hughie Morrison, Ed Walker, I ride for a huge amount of people and they’re all happy to put me up. For that to continue I need to keep producing on the racetrack and keep on finding the right horses