Jump Jockey – Jack Quinlan
Jack needs little to no introduction to those who follow the National Hunt scene. With wins including the Sheffield Greyhound Stadium Mares’ Chase and Europe’s most valuable handicap hurdle; the Betfair Hurdle Grade 3 Handicap, to name a few. Jack describes his role at Amy Murphy Racing as ‘Number 1 Trotting Jockey’, dog walker and ‘meer passenger’ to the weapon known as Kalashnikov. He joined the ranks when Amy was just starting out and has been riding since just 3 years of age. Having a former trainer as a father, Jack has always been around racehorses and was often used as he describes as’ cheap labour’. He started his racing career in pony racing and after 3 successful years stepped up to point to pointing before he then made the move to become a conditional jockey for John Ferguson. To this day Jack has ridden over 80 winners and counting, with the best of his career still ahead of him.
Favourite Horse: Mercian Prince
Fun Fact: If Jack was not a jockey he would liked to have been a teacher at the British Racing School.
Favourite Racing Moment of All Time: Kalashnikovs 2018 Betfair Hurdle Win (For obvious reasons!).