Timmy Murphy to return on the Flat
News broke today via his agency Nicholas Whittle that highly successful jumps jockey Timmy Murphy is to return to the saddle and embark on a career on the flat in a bid to prolong his spell in the saddle.
The statement released today explains the move and his decision to engage Simon Dodds as his agent for the summer ahead.
Out of action since January 2014 when he suffered a dislocated shoulder and yet to return it has been reported recently that a return was imminent. Back in good health and ready to return and embark on the next stage of his career.
“I’m very excited to have made the decision to continue my career as a Flat jockey. I’ve had a fantastic time as a jump jockey and I’m extremely grateful to have achieved so much. I’m really enthusiastic to further my career as a jockey and seen how it can be done by my former colleagues Graham Lee and Jim Crowley.
“There are huge opportunities on the flat. I’m in great health, my weight lends itself to the sport and it will no doubt prolong my career.”
We wish him well and look forward to seeing him on the track shortly.
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