[close]

One of the many facilities Racing And Sports provides for all users is the ability to access "audio" content. Because of our significant domestic and international presence at the race track and of it, not only are we delivering extensive racing information and technology along with form content, you can avail yourself of a substantial amount of interviews conducted by the Racing And Sports team.

They include discussions with Jockeys, Trainers and Owners through the week, Post-Race interviews, Press conferences at major meetings and also Race Day Previews from our racing staff. All these emanate from racing right around the world.

 Racing

Irish apprentice wins Bagot on Outback Joe

Visiting apprentice Oisin Murphy has been tipped as a future star after winning the Listed Bagot Handicap on Outback Joe.

Nigel Blackiston declared visiting apprentice Oisin Murphy a future star after he partnered Outback Joe to victory in the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington.

Irish apprentice Murphy, 18, is on loan to the Danny O'Brien stable and backed up his metropolitan win at Moonee Valley last weekend on Settler's Way with an Australian stakes success on Wednesday.

Outback Joe ($12), a son of 1991 Melbourne Cup winner Let's Elope, was three-wide during the 2800m contest but Blackiston was happy with that because he wanted the horse to be in a rhythm.

The stayer raced to the front early in the straight and held off topweight Hurdy Gurdy Man ($5) by 2-1/4 lengths with Angola ($13) 4-1/2 lengths away third.

"I was concerned about the rain but I just said to young Oisin, `don't lose momentum'," Blackiston said.

"I said to keep him balanced and happy and he rode him a treat. I reckon this young lad is a superstar in the making as well."

Murphy is apprenticed to Andrew Balding and has ridden 41 winners in the UK, including one Listed win.

He is in Melbourne until the end of January but that could be extended.

"I actually spoke to Danny earlier and he's on about extending that for a little bit if he can. But that's obviously up to my boss in England," Murphy said.

Blackiston said he had watched the apprentice and believes he's destined the make his mark in racing.

"I'll tell you this kid, in five years time if he stays in England he'll be leading rider," he said.

Murphy said it was a big thrill to get the chance in the Listed race and made the decision to let the horse stride comfortably three-wide rather than sit back in a race that could have developed into a sprint home.

"It was important to come around them rather than sit last and get caught in the straight for a turn of foot," he said.

"You have to make those decisions and it's my responsibility if they don't go right."

Blackiston was a foreman for Bart Cummings when Let's Elope was racing and said Outback Joe could be aimed at the Sydney or Adelaide Cups over 3200m.

AAP


AAP


Check out our FREE Interactive Speed Maps for meetings in nine countries each and every day.

News Talk is designed for debate, discussion regarding the above News story. We welcome you to submit your comments to News Talk relating to this story.

 Name: 

Your IP 54.237.77.181 has been recorded for our records. This information is not published.
 Email: 
 Comments: 
  By posting this message you agree to Disclaimer/Terms of Use.