Amy Murphy joins the training ranks

The Newmarket training ranks is set to gain a new face this autumn in Amy Murphy, who has taken up residence at Hamilton Stables on the Hamilton Road.

 

Although the youngest trainer in the country, Amy brings with her a wealth of experience having worked for Luca Cumani, Tom Dascombe and Gai Waterhouse.

 

As the daughter of leading breeder Paul Murphy, Amy grew up surrounded by horses at her father’s Wychnor Park Stud in Staffordshire. She later gained valuable race yard experience riding out for Nicky Henderson and Dr Richard Newland while studying for her Diploma at Hartbury College, where she achieved a triple distinction of highest honours in Horse Management.

 

With a degree under her belt, Amy joined Tom Dascombe at Manor House Stables in Cheshire, where she progressed from barn leader to Pupil Assistant after one season. Amy spent several seasons at Manor House Stables before heading to Australia to join Gai Waterhouse, where her tasks included monitoring the likes of Group 1 winner Sweet Idea on her travels.

 

Amy returned to Britain in April, 2013 to take up the position of Pupil Assistant to Luca Cumani. Since January, 2015 she has acted as Assistant Trainer at Bedford House Stables.

 

“I’ve had three and a half fantastic years with Mr Cumani,” said Amy. “He’s a mentor second to none and I cannot thank him enough for the opportunities he’s given me.

 

“Prior to joining the team at Bedford House, I had a winter spell in Australia with Gai Waterhouse, where I learnt a lot in a short space of time.

 

“Tom Dascombe was very good to me. He gave me a chance early on, giving me responsibilities at a young age and that is something that I will be forever grateful to him for.

 

“Training is something I’ve wanted to do from the outset and it is what my heart has been set on from an early age. All of my family have been very supportive and I am very fortunate to be training a few of our beautifully bred homebreds.”

 

Luca Cumani added: “It has been a pleasure to have Amy working as my assistant for the past two years.  Amy is very dedicated and hardworking and she is well prepared for her new career, as well as any assistant that I have ever had – and I have had some good ones!”

 

Situated within easy and direct access to all Jockey Club Estate gallops, Hamilton Stables comprises 20 newly refurbished stables with plans to build 10 more by Christmas. The yard also has a horsewalker, large lunge pit, turnout paddocks and access to a licensed swimming pool situated nearby.

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