Amy Murphy

Profession:
Racehorse Trainer

What I do

I am now the youngest racehorse trainer in the country which means I am responsible for all of the horses in the yard that I manage and run. Primarily I make sure all the horses are fit, healthy and ready to perform at their best. There is a lot of behind the scenes work involved. I have to plan each horses individual training programme around their races to make sure they are in peak fitness for optimal performance on race day. Once I have selected the right races for the horses to enter their exercise and feeding regimens need to be planned and monitored; I will watch the horses on the gallops in training to see which horses are performing well or may need their work regime changing. I also oversee the physio, vet and farrier and my yard team. 

How Hartpury helped me to get here

Hartpury was a fantastic grounding for my career as I learnt about all aspects of horse management, as well as health and anatomy, which now helps me to evaluate any injuries my horses may pick up and the best way to deal with them. I went straight into racing after my time at Hartpury, working for Tom Dascombe and latterly Luca Camani as assistant trainer. I also worked in Australia for champion trainer Gai Waterhouse. I’m very excited for the future with some fantastic horses to train in my first season!