Oisin Murphy Retains Champion Jockey Title

6th November 2020

Oisin Murphy has retained his Champion Flat Jockey title after it proved mathematically impossible for second-placed William Buick to overhaul his total of 142 wins in the 2020 Flat Jockeys’ Championship. 

25-year-old Oisin Murphy signed off his British racing campaign with a double at Southwell Racecourse on Tuesday 3rd November and it has proved enough to win him a second title. 

The Irishman finishes the season on 142 winners, maintaining a healthy lead over his closest challenger William Buick until the very end. The latest Flat Jockeys’ Championship standings can be seen here.

Flat Jockeys Championship

On winning a second successive Champion Flat Jockey title, Murphy said: “I’m incredibly proud to have won a second Champion Jockey title and I’m extremely thankful for the team around me that have enabled me to do so – my agent, manager, driver, form-man, and family.

“It’s huge to win two jockeys’
championships in two years and beyond my wildest dreams. I tried my absolute
best to do so and thank you to everyone who has helped along the way. 

“I’m particularly proud of my strike rate for Andrew Balding. Sheikh Fahad allowed me to go wherever I wanted to and for that I must thank him and all the team at
Qatar Racing too.” 

Amongst his 142 wins, Oisin Murphy claimed his maiden Classic success when securing the QIPCO 2000 Guineas with Kameko in a scintillating performance.

In total, Murphy claimed seven UK Group wins this season and earned over £2.2 million in prize money. His top performing racecourse has been Kempton Park where he has enjoyed 16 wins. 

Oisin Murphy Stats

Amongst the personal milestones achieved by jockeys this season, Murphy claimed his 1000th British winner Perfect Sign at Southwell Racecourse.