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Ep 5: Matchbook Meets...Olly Murphy

2 min

Matchbook Meets… is a series from Matchbook where we interview different personalities about their sport.

In this episode, we chat to Matchbook’s brand new horse racing ambassador trainer, Olly Murphy.

Olly was a former assistant trainer to Gordon Elliott before deciding to go out on his own.

We chat to Olly about how he got started with horses, his current crop and Aston Villa.

Olly Murphy on how he got involved with horses

Olly took us back to the start, with his family background in horse racing. From there, Olly became a jockey before deciding that training would ultimately be his passion.

He joined Gordon Elliott’s team as an assistant trainer in Ireland where he learned his craft. He returned home to take out his own trainer’s licence in 2017.

Since then, he has enjoyed some great successes with Hunter’s Call, and Brewinupastrom to name a few of his big-day race winners.

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Olly Murphy Quick-fire Round

Every episode of Matchbook Meets features a quick-fire round with the guest at the end of the interview.

Questions to Olly included:

  • Best day in racing
  • Worst day in racing
  • Biggest achievement of career
  • Own one horse outside your yard
  • Dream dinners guests (you + 3)
  • TV series
  • Best advice

Find out Olly Murphy’s answers below or in your podcast feeds!

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