News About Johnny Murtagh

Twenty-Three Included in 2016 Villiers Stakes Nominations

Twenty-Three Included in 2016 Villiers Stakes Nominations

Twenty-three milers have been included in nominations for Saturday’s featured 2016 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick; a race which offers its winner ballot-free entry into the Group 1 Doncaster Mile during The Championships in 2017. Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are confident that Fabrizio will furnish into a serious Doncaster Mile prospect in autumn,…

2015 Melbourne Cup Bid on for Mutual Regard

2015 Melbourne Cup Bid on for Mutual Regard

The former Johnny Murtagh-trained Mutual Regard is back on the Melbourne Cup 2015 path this spring down under, the import now under the care of John Sadler in Victoria. Former Irish jockey turned trainer Murtagh prepared the Hernando gelding for his Australian raid last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival that included a run in the world’s…

Royal Diamond Prepares for 2015 Sydney Cup

Royal Diamond Prepares for 2015 Sydney Cup

Irish trainer Johnny Murtagh prepared two horses for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 4 but will leave Australia with just one remaining in his care. Stable mates Mutual Regard and Royal Diamond, who finished 14th and 20th in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, have enjoyed a spell since the ‘race that stops…

Late Mail Melbourne Cup Tips 2014

Late Mail Melbourne Cup Tips 2014

The race everyone wants a piece of today is the 2014 Melbourne Cup – late mail tips for the famous Flemington Race 7 found below. Racetrack whispers are getting louder as the clock ticks closer to jump time at 3:00pm for this year’s edition of the iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)….

Melbourne Cup 2014 Odds Update: Money For Mutual Regard

Melbourne Cup 2014 Odds Update: Money For Mutual Regard

Money has started to come for a number of the longer priced hopes to win tomorrow’s 2014 Melbourne Cup including early market mover Mutual Regard for former Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh. The field for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is down one with 23 left in the mix following the…

Is Royal Diamond a Roughie Melbourne Cup 2014 Shot?

Is Royal Diamond a Roughie Melbourne Cup 2014 Shot?

Former star Irish hoop turned trainer Johnny Murtagh is dually represented in this year’s 2014 Melbourne Cup field but will his outsider Royal Diamond turn out to be a diamond in the rough for punters? Murtagh was last involved in a Melbourne Cup back in 2008 when he rode the top weight Septimus (58.5kg) to…

2014 Melbourne Cup Race Time – When Will Flemington Race 7 Jump?

2014 Melbourne Cup Race Time – When Will Flemington Race 7 Jump?

The Melbourne Cup 2014 will take place at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria tomorrow on the traditional Melbourne Cup date on the first Tuesday of November and the local jump time for the ‘Race That Stops a Nation’ is 3:00pm (AEDT). Online bookmaker , home of the $10 million Melbourne Cup Megafecta, makes it possible to…

Murtagh Would Rate 2014 Melbourne Cup Win Greatest Achievement

Murtagh Would Rate 2014 Melbourne Cup Win Greatest Achievement

Johnny Murtagh has made the trip out to Australia for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) twice, but never before as a trainer. As a jockey, Murtagh rode in the $6.2 million feature race twice during his illustrious career, the last of which was back in 2008 when he saddled the Aidan O’Brian-trained trained…

Murtagh to Keep Melbourne Cup Instructions to a Minimum

Murtagh to Keep Melbourne Cup Instructions to a Minimum

Star Irish jockey-turned-trainer Johnny Murtagh has complete faith in old friend Damien Oliver who is engaged to ride Mutual Regard, one of two 2014 Melbourne Cup horses for the stable, on Tuesday in Flemington Race 7. Murtagh last featured in a Melbourne Cup field back in 2008 when the then hoop rode the Aidan O’Brien-trained…

My Ambivalent Fit for 2014 Melbourne Cup Bid

My Ambivalent Fit for 2014 Melbourne Cup Bid

A stone bruise may have ruled her out of a shot at the Caulfield Cup a fortnight ago but UK trainer Roger Varian is confident his classy mare My Ambivalent is fit and ready to go in the Melbourne Cup 2014. Original plans with the daughter of Authorized were to bring her down under on…