Colm Murphy

County Of Origin: Wexford

Date of licence: 2000

First winner: Anvil Lord (Neil Mulholland) Cork, March 31, 2002

Significant horses (selected): Brave Inca, Big Zeb, Marlbrook, Empire Of Dirt, Voler La Vedette, Quito De La Roque, Feathard Lady.

Did you know:  

Colm Murphy first came to attention in racing as a successful amateur rider. As well as his riding, he worked in Aidan O’Brien's office at Ballydoyle, dealing with entries, declarations and other administration work. Having taken out his own license to train in 2000, Murphy didn’t have to wait long to come across a horse of a lifetime in the shape of Brave Inca.

A legendary hurdler, he won 10 Grade 1 races, most notably a never-to-be-forgotten victory in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2006. Feathard Lady was another high-class horse in Murphy's care at the time but she never raced again after her win in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle at Sandown in December 2005 and was retired having won each of her seven starts.

As Brave Inca’s powers were fading, Murphy gained a new stable star in Big Zeb who recorded six Grade 1 wins including the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2010. After a couple of quiet years, Murphy enjoyed something of a resurgence in the 2015/2016 season and enjoyed big handicap chase success with both Empire Of Dirt and Marlbrook. Empire Of Dirt gave the County Wexford trainer his fourth Cheltenham Festival success when taking the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at in 2016.

On September 23, 2016 Murphy took the racing world by surprise when announcing his intention to retire from the training ranks. He soon joined the Turf Club (later the IHRB) as a racing official but in May, 2019 again made the headlines when deciding to renew his training licence. 

Emo Oil Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - A.P. McCoy - 2005)

AIG Europe Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - A.P. McCoy - 2006)

Boylesports.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Big Zeb - B.J. Geraghty - 2011)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Quito De La Roque (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2011)

Toshiba Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - R. Walsh - 2009)

Cathal Ryan Mem.Swordlestown Cup Nov.Sch (Grade 1) (Big Zeb - B.J. Geraghty - 2008)

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet S'chase (Grade 1) (Big Zeb - R.M. Power - 2011)

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet S'chase (Grade 1) (Big Zeb - B.J. Geraghty - 2010)

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet S'chase (Grade 1) (Big Zeb - M.M. O'Connor - 2008)

bewleyshotels.com December Festival H'dl (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - R. Walsh - 2006)

Ballymore Properties Hatton's Grace H'dl (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - A.P. McCoy - 2006)

Coral.ie Leopardstown H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Empire Of Dirt - J.M. Moore - 2016)

bewleyshotels.com December Festival Hdle (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - A.P. McCoy - 2005)

Evening Herald Champion Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - B.M. Cash - 2004)

Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Voler La Vedette - A.E. Lynch - 2011)

Deloitte Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Brave Inca - B.M. Cash - 2004)

Gain Horse Feeds H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (Bambootcha - S.W. Flanagan - 2008)

Growise Champion Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Quito De La Roque (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2011)

I.T.B.A. Fillies Scheme EBF(Mares)H'dle (Grade 3) (Voler La Vedette - - 2009)

Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Tipperary Hdle (Grade 2) (Megans Joy - D.N. Russell - 2008)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/202110000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201363101€21,700€1,760€23,460
National Hunt 2021/2022160125€0€6,250€6,250
National Hunt 2020/2021571544€24,000€34,015€58,015
National Hunt 2019/2020170103€0€9,170€9,170
National Hunt 2016/2017303063€21,563€14,513€36,075
National Hunt 2015/2016486544€128,550€28,553€157,103
National Hunt 2014/201510398168€123,400€36,578€159,978
National Hunt 2013/201413913121211€114,280€46,272€160,552
National Hunt 2012/201312116121714€139,400€99,603€239,003
National Hunt 2011/201213117201214€384,500€138,510€523,010
National Hunt 2010/201119024201418€463,095€129,044€592,139
National Hunt 2009/201022623242418€304,518€96,510€401,028
National Hunt 2008/200923324222922€453,700€193,205€646,905
National Hunt 2007/200822329241318€429,635€150,020€579,655
National Hunt 2006/200717019151015€269,600€120,585€390,185
National Hunt 2005/2006105151388€337,600€85,400€423,000
National Hunt 2004/20055511842€190,750€84,810€275,560
National Hunt 2003/2004234401€131,350€7,920€139,270
National Hunt 2002/2003223110€28,700€4,860€33,560
National Hunt 2001/2002152102€26,300€2,355€28,655
National Hunt 2000/200160100€0€1,295€1,295
Flat 202120000€0€0€0
Flat 201910000€0€375€375
Flat 201530001€0€450€450
Flat 201410000€0€0€0
Flat 201370100€0€5,000€5,000
Flat 2012131200€5,600€3,995€9,595
Flat 201180001€0€850€850
Flat 2010105101€41,858€1,508€43,366
Flat 200970100€0€1,190€1,190
Flat 2008120001€0€600€600
Flat 2007110023€0€6,010€6,010
Flat 2006170000€0€0€0
Flat 2005242103€26,420€9,800€36,220
Flat 200420001€0€800€800
Flat 200320000€0€0€0
Flat 200250000€0€0€0
Flat 200110000€0€0€0

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Clonmel 11/06/21 Aubretia L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 54yds 3 11-3 Marlfield Opportunity M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Clonmel 11/06/21 Quiet Escape L.A. McKenna NHF 2m 54yds 4 11-4 Ir Stall Farms EBF (M)(PA) INH Flat Race
Clonmel 11/06/21 Kilkenny Star L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 54yds 4 11-3 Marlfield Opportunity M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Tramore 05/06/21 Rocco Storm M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 175yds 5 11-2 90 Comeragh Wildlife Park H'cap H'dle €300
Tramore 05/06/21 Botani D. O'Connor BegCh 1m 7f 160yds 3 11-9 Tramore GAA (Mares) Beginners S'chase €1,100
Wexford 02/06/21 All About Joe M.M. McDonagh MdnHdl 3m 110yds 2 10-13 114 visitwexford.ie M'dn H'dle €2,000
Limerick 27/05/21 All Thumbs Up (FR) L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 3f 5 11-7 Shanagolden M'dn H'dle €360
Limerick 27/05/21 Kilkenny Star L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 3f 6 11-2 Pallaskenry (Mares) M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €240
Tipperary 25/05/21 Rocco Storm M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 6 11-4 92 TipperaryRacecourse.ie H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €200
Naas 16/05/21 Trustme Imadoctor (GB) B.M. Coen Mdn 1m 16 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Clonmel 13/05/21 Aldo The Apache L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 3f 189yds 11 10-13 Clonacody (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Killarney 10/05/21 Garincha L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 10-13 Follow Ross Golf Club On Insta M'dn Hdle €500
Cork 08/05/21 Imperial Imp L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 3m 50yds 9 11-7 Fermoy M'dn H'dle
Cork 08/05/21 Sempre Presto L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 3f 4 11-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Mdn Hdl €750
Tipperary 06/05/21 Aubretia L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 4 10-8 Hotel Minella (Mares) M'dn H'dle €500
Ballinrobe 04/05/21 Rocco Storm M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 5f 61yds 5 11-9 93 Wish You Were Here Opportunity Hcap Hdle (Div 2) €300
Down-Royal 03/05/21 Aldo The Apache P.J. Cawley MdnHdl 2m 100yds u.r. 11-2 BoyleSports Opportunity M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 29/04/21 Botani B. Hayes HcpHdl 2m 7f 170yds 3 10-12 128 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €5,000
Punchestown 28/04/21 All About Joe M.M. McDonagh HcpHdl 2m 4f 120yds 5 11-1 114 Adare Manor Opportunity Final H'cap H'dl €900
Tramore 18/04/21 Garincha L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 4f 70yds 3 11-2 Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle €1,200
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*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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