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Timmy Murphy

Timothy James Murphy (born 20 August 1974 in County Kildare, Ireland),[1] commonly known as Timmy Murphy, is a National Hunt jockey who overcame difficult personal problems[2] to win the 2008 John Smith's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse[3] on the horse Comply or Die.[4]. He recorded his 1,000th winner at Taunton on 21 January 2010.


  1. Nick Townsend (4 March 2007). "Timmy Murphy: Festival haul the bonus for winning hardest race of all". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/timmy-murphy-festival-haul-the-bonus-for-winning-hardest-race-of-all-438779.html. 
  2. Murphy, Timmy; Donn McClean (2006). Riding the Storm:My Autobiography. Newbury: Highdown. ISBN 1905156278. 
  3. Sunday Telegraph Issue no 2,443 (dated 6th April, 2008)- article on Page One:"A personal triumph for national winner"
  4. Sky News-Comply Or Die Wins At Aintree

Married Verity Green in July 2008. Little boy, Lucas born 2009.


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