Meet The Team

Mike Murphy

Trainer

Mike was a leading City Analyst and he set up Mike Murphy Racing in 2007 following a number of years of ownership and having ridden as an Amateur. Having initially divided his time between his City work and the racing stables Mike retired from his analytical duties in 2014 to concentrate on developing the racing stables. From inception the strategy has been to develop excellent facilities and experienced staff and the yard can boast both. Mike’s wife, Denise, is the racing secretary and is responsible for the book keeping and ensuring we are compliant with the ever increasing rules and regulations governing the sport.

Michael Keady

Assistant Trainer

Michael Keady has joined the team as my assistant trainer after spending two very successful years overseeing Andrew Reid's London based racing operation. Prior to this Michael has served as head lad to top northern based trainer Brian Ellison, pupil assistant to Dubai World Cup winning trainer Graham Motion, based in Florida, USA and also worked under top French jumps trainer J Bertran de Balanda.

Hugo Meunier

Work Rider

Hugo has spent a considerable time (over 20 years) in the racing industry. He had spent 12 years at Peter Harris/Walter Swinburn before joining the team in 2011. Hugo is an excellent lightweight rider and has lots of experience with young stock. He is also our main gallop man and takes great pride in ensuring a first class surface.

Kumbh Singh

Work Rider

"Singh", as he likes to be called, joined the yard in March, 2016. He is a very experienced rider having spent a number of years at Richard Hannon's yard. He has quickly settled into his new environment and established himself as part of our experienced team.

Hugo Meunier

Work Rider

Hugo has spent a considerable time (over 20 years) in the racing industry. He had spent 12 years at Peter Harris/Walter Swinburn before joining the team in 2011. Hugo is an excellent lightweight rider and has lots of experience with young stock. He is a top horseman and a highly valued member of the team.

Kumbh Singh

Work Rider

"Singh", as he likes to be called, joined the yard in March, 2016. He is a very experienced rider having spent a number of years at Richard Hannon's yard. He has quickly settled into his new environment and established himself as part of our experienced team.

Zoe Waters

Work Rider

Zoe joined us having not long left the British Racing School in Newmarket. Prior to this she spent two years working part time for local trainer Stuart Edmunds along side completing her A Levels. She is a very competent rider, an all round horsewoman and a great member of staff.

Luke Seal

Work Rider

Luke joined the team in early 2018 after working for Gary Witheford. Luke is a very good lightweight rider and gets on exceptionally well with the babies and the fresh horses! He has settled into the team well and we are very happy to have him on board.

Kristyna Dolinkova

Work Rider

Kristyna has joined the team for the 2019 season. She has worked and volunteered in the racing industry for nearly 15 years having spent the last two of those working for Keith Hart at the local and very successful Woburn Stud. Having spent time furthering her knowledge on bloodstock and breeding she now joins us as a part time work rider. With the added experience of working for some of the top trainers in her native Czech Republic as a work rider, she is a great asset to our yard and her feedback is invaluable.

Devi Singh

 

Work Rider

Devi joined the team in August 2019 having worked for Richard Hannon for many years. He is an excellent lightweight rider and always a happy face around the yard.Whilst working for the Hannon's, Devi was the trusted regular rider of many top horses such as Tiggy Wiggy and Havana Gold!

Andy Jones

Blacksmith

Andy has been our farrier for over 10 years and he is a vital member of the team. He has vast experience of working with thoroughbreds having previously also worked at Peter Harris and the late Pat Eddery. As the photo depicts he always has a smile on his face (unless it is a naughty 2yo he is shoeing!!)

Jessica Godleman

Part Time 

Jessica works on the yard during University holidays. In 2015 she completed her degree in Bio Chemistry and achieved 1st Class Honours. She now is undertaking her masters but helps out at the yard in holiday times when needed. She started with us as a Saturday girl in 2008 and we all look forward to seeing her when she takes time out from her studies.