The Back Nine With Johnny Murtagh

Johnny Murtagh | Tattersalls

A horse for 2022: Sonnyboyliston (Ire) (Power {GB}). He's my best horse, and he's ready for Saudi.

First season or proven stallion: Whatever I can afford! The market dictates, but I've had luck with first-season sires.

Speed or stamina: It depends on the clients, but I would prefer a horse that stays a bit, with size and scope.

Kildare or Meath: My heart is in Meath, but all my kids are playing for Kildare!

Best current jockey: I've the best young jockey in Ben Coen.

Favourite horse you rode: Sinndar (Ire) (Grand Lodge), you always remember your first Epsom Derby winner.

Best horse you rode: It wouldn't be fair for me to pick. I rode world champion stayers and sprinters, so it wouldn't be fair on all those brilliant horses.

The Curragh or Ascot: I live on The Curragh, and it's very close to my heart. But as a jockey I loved riding winners at Royal Ascot.

Best piece of advice you've ever received: Hard work never killed anyone.

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