Born and bred in
the Racing Industry
Left handed whip rider but can use the right hand when necessary
Claims 3kg metro 2kg provincial
Available for rides NSW and ACT
Current win strike rate of 1 every 7 rides
Has own car and
willing to travel.
With some 300 horses in training at Canterbury Park back then, Patrick would awake each morning to the sounds of horses going through their paces, so it is no surprise Patrick has chosen a career in the saddle.
Whilst studying for his Higher School Certificate in 2003, Murphy started his apprenticeship with champion trainer Guy Walter. Like all good apprentices, Patrick was sent to the country to learn and develop his craft. He spent time with Robert Price from Nowra, Brett Bellamy in Coffs Harbour and Mark Mason at Tamworth.
In the short time Patrick has been riding, he has ridden some 48 winners and boasts a 70% winning record for Rosehill trainer Tim Martin, a statistic any jockey would be proud of.
Patrick has joined leading jockey
management company ThoroughManagement and is now establishing
himself in the very competitive Sydney Apprentices ranks. Under the
astute guidance of Guy Walter, Patrick will definitely be a name
that Sydney racing will hear a lot more of!
Damien Hay - ThoroughManagement
First Winner: Aromaj Coffs Harbour
Greatest achievement in racing: Having a 70% strike rate with
leading Sydney trainer Tim martin. 10 rides for 7 winners
Greatest thrill in racing: Riding winner at Canterbury for
Favourite horse: Studio Star
Best horse I've ridden: Tippu Tip
Best horse I've seen: Makybe Diva
Best Jockey ridden against: Darren Beadman Zac Purton
Favourite track: Canterbury
Biggest Influence in racing: Guy Walter, Zac Purton and Dad