He’s one of the brightest young talents in horseracing and was crowned Champion Flat Jockey last year.
But, until last weekend, Oisin Murphy had yet to win a Classic –the most important five races in the UK Flat racing season.
Oisin and his mount, the Andrew Balding-trained three-year-old colt, Kameko, went in to Saturday’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket as one of the most fancied in the field.
But with the odds-on favourite Pinatubo boasting an unbeaten record as a two-year-old, the pundits had predicted we might be about to witness one of the greatest Guineas performances of all time from jockey Will Buick and Godolphin’s much-hyped contender.
Instead Murphy and Kameko waited patiently for their moment, switching wide inside the final furlong and swooping late to seal a famous victory in a record 2000 Guineas time.
Click the video below to hear what Murphy and trainer Balding had to say afterwards and watch the final strides of the race, as filmed by one our racecourse team helping to stage the QIPCO Guineas Festival behind closed doors.
Next stop the Investec Derby for Kameko and Murphy? Watch this space.