Tom Murphy is 24 years of age and comes from Co. Kildare, Ireland. He graduated in 2019 with a BA in Mathematics & Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Before commencing Godolphin Flying Start, Tom completed the Irish National Stud course and prior to that he worked for Tinnakill House Stud where he was a member of the consignment team at a number of England and Ireland’s leading sales. After completing his final year of university he spent the summer riding out in a pre-training centre for Godolphin in Japan. Tom has also spent time riding out at trainer Ross O’ Sullivan’s and worked part-time in Godolphin Studs in Ireland whilst in school, university and on summer holidays.
“It has been a personal goal of mine to be accepted for the Godolphin Flying Start programme and it is a great privilege to have been selected. I’m excited to have the opportunity to create a strong network of connections and to experience the thoroughbred industry from the perspective of five of the leading countries within the industry. I’m very grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and his commitment to create leaders within the thoroughbred industry. I’m looking forward to spending the next two years with my like-minded trainees and I hope that we can have an impactful career within the thoroughbred industry upon completion. My interests outside horse racing include Gaelic football, travelling and trying new activities.”