In a short space of time Colm Murphy has propelled himself into the top echelons of the Irish training ranks thanks to his expert handling of the tough Brave Inca, the fragile Feathard Lady, Champion Chaser Big Zeb and Grade 1 winners Voler Le Vadette and Quito de la Rocque.
A successful amateur rider, Colm was a key player in the early stages of Aidan O'Brien's hugely successful training career. Mixing life in Aidan's busy office with work/race riding provided Colm with a unique opportunity to learn from the master. Indeed, in training Brave Inca to win the Supreme Novices Hurdle and follow up in the Champion Hurdle, Colm was emulating O'Brien's feat with Istabraq.
After six years with O'Brien, Colm branched out in 2000 and started training family owned horses out of his stables in Killenagh, near Gorey, Co. Wexford. After several point to point wins, his first racecourse success was with the injury prone Anvil Lord in March 2002. The previous year, the Novices syndicate had approached Colm to buy an unbroken national hunt horse, later to be called Brave Inca. Every horse has a different character and it is Colm's ability to train each horse as an individual that produces the best out of them.
Winning Ways Syndicate Manager, Oran Crean, first met Colm in late 2000 and was impressed by his commitment to build a stable suitable to produce winners at the highest level and his eye for a good animal. Given the success Colm has attained, places in his yard will be at a premium. However, given Winning Ways' long standing relationship with Colm over the last seven years, our horse is guaranteed a place in this successful yard.
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