“One of my friends here in Singapore that I have been riding with let me ride in his American Equus stirrups. From the moment I put my foot in them I knew I really liked them so I ordered my first pair. It wasn’t long before I was ordering a few more pairs because I enjoyed using them so much,” shared Murray. “When I heard about the program American Equus had, I knew it would be great to get involved with because I love their stirrups so much and use them everyday.”
The start of Murray’s career began when he was only 15-years-old and attended the South African Jockey Academy, an academic and practical apprentice program for youth that want to become professional jockeys. In 2013, he completed his first race, only the beginning of the impressive resume Murray would build from a young age.
In the 2014/2015 season, Murray finished second on the apprentice jockey’s log. He went on to win both the South African and Zimbabwean titles in the 2015/2016 season. His 2017 season marked his most notable year yet when he rode three horses to individual Grade 1 wins at the Champions Day race meeting at Turffontein, including the Premier’s Champions Challenge, the Computaform Sprint and the Mustaaqeem.