Latest News from Murray Racing

Alma's Fury too much for Apollo Stakes rivals

Feb 23, 2013

Terrible conditions greeted the field for the Group 2 Apollo Stakes but the Paul Murray-trained Alma’s Fury stood tallest in the gloom to claim the Warwick Farm feature. Heavy rain fell throughout the running of the $250,000 race, cutting visibility dramatically but ...

Luck with gates produces a stakes win for Alma's Fury

Luck with gates produces a stakes win for Alma's Fury

Dec 29, 2012

A trip north reaped the barrier draw Alma’s Fury  needed to record his maiden stakes success in the Listed Bernborough Handicap (1600m) at Doomben. Alma’s Fury went down narrowly to All Legal  from barrier 15 in the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at ...

Devon lifts late for Kembla win

Nov 17, 2012

Progressive galloper Devon left his run late but managed to carry a hefty weight to victory in the Shellharbour Private Cup (1500m) at Kembla Grange. Devon has raced consistently throughout his time with the Bede Murray stable with his latest success his second for his ...

Darci Be Good Wins The Hawkesbury Gold Cup!

Darci Be Good Wins The Hawkesbury Gold Cup!

Nov 08, 2012

Four-year-old Darci Be Good found his form again in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Gup (1600m) on 8 November.  Accompanied by stable mates World Wide and Alma's Fury, Darci Be Good ran an aggressive race with leading female rider, Kathy O'Hara, on his ...

Kareela the Queen of Kembla on Cup day

Nov 06, 2012

A return to the 1000-metre trip has enabled talented filly Kareela Queen to post her second victory from three starts in the I98FM Handicap (1000m) at Kembla Grange on Melbourne Cup day. Kareela Queen began her career with a strong maiden win over 1000 metres at Nowra before ...

Three Murrays, Three Winners!

Oct 02, 2012

At the Sapphire Coast race meet on Saturday, 29 September 2012, we experienced a rare occurrence in racing - the three Murray trainers, Bede, Graeme and Paul, each had a winner. First up in Race 1, Ashiana, trained by Bede and ridden by Tara-Jane Mitchell, our apprentice ...

Nitro burns off Kembla Grange opposition

Sep 15, 2012

Nitro got his just reward for his consistency when he streeted his opposition in the Jim McGee Memorial Cup (1200m) at Kembla Grange. The five-year-old had raced in terrific heart all the way through his preparation with a win and three close-up efforts to show for his ...

Bede Celebrates 50 Years Of Training!

Bede Celebrates 50 Years Of Training!

Aug 18, 2012

Illawarra Turf Club honoured Bede at Kembla Grange on 18 August for clocking up 50 years of training winners.  Bede's first ever win was claimed at Kembla Grange on 29 August 1962 (Bede's birthday so a day he'll never forget).  'Corn ...

Provincial Horse of the Year Finalist!

Provincial Horse of the Year Finalist!

Aug 16, 2012

Darci Be Good has been selected as a finalist in the Provincial Horse of the Year Award at the NSW Country and Provincial Racing Awards 2012. The awards will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on 28 September 2012 when the winner will be announced. Good luck ...

Michelle Competes at Canberra Royal Show

Feb 24, 2012

Michelle Ritchie, Paul's foreperson and partner, competed yesterday (23 February 2012) at the Canberra Royal Show.  Michelle had a very successful day with 1st place in the Thoroughbred Led Mare Class (over 16 hands) and 3rd in the ANSA Mare Class (15.2 ...

Seven Times Lucky

Seven Times Lucky

Oct 23, 2011

It was a great day of racing for the Murray's at the Mollymook Cup Race Meeting at the Shoalhaven City Turf Club on 23 October. Cheerful Dane gave Bede his seventh win in the Mollymook Cup.  The spirited filly flew home to beat favourite, Purring ...

Darci Too Good

Darci Too Good

Sep 14, 2011

Darci Be Good showed just how good he is today by claiming victory in the Group 3 NJC Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle.  With Glen Boss having his first ride on the stylish colt he could do no wrong and defied all challengers to take winning honours. Bede is ...

Heza Playboy's Back on Track

Aug 20, 2011

Three-year-old New Zealand born colt, Heza Playboy, showed he came back from a spell in fine form by winning his first race back on the track.  He took out a Class One 1000m handicap at Kembla on 20 August 2011.  Bede believes the Pentire colt will ...

Darci Be Good proving to be a 3 year old contender!

Aug 13, 2011

Promising colt, Darci Be Good, proved that winning the Fernhill Handicap last preparation was only the beginning of good things to come.  In his first race back after a well-earned spell he took out the Club Liverpool Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday, 13 August.  ...

Pipped at the Post!

May 06, 2011

In a deceptive finish that had us convinced of a win, 4 year old World Wide, trained by Bede, just missed out on the glory of winning the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup. On 6 May 2011, the talented Universal Prince offspring was powering home but it was Voice Commander who took the lead ...

'Darci Be Good' Proved Too Good!

'Darci Be Good' Proved Too Good!

Apr 16, 2011

Saturday, 16 April 2011 proved a fine day of racing for Bede at Royal Randwick.  Race 1, the Fernhill Handicap 1600m listed race, saw New Zealand bred colt, Darci Be Good, take the winning honours in his first time at this distance, in only his third ...

Open Day at Hussar's Lodge

Open Day at Hussar's Lodge

Apr 03, 2011

On Sunday, 3 April 2011 we held our annual Open Day at our Kembla Stables.  It was a beautiful day and well attended by owners (coming to inspect their horses) and prospective owners alike.  A selection of 2 year olds and yearlings available for sale or lease were ...

Kenny's World Breaks 33-Year-Old Race Record!

Sep 20, 2010

Kenny's World was flawlessly ridden by jockey, Tim Clark, in the Group Three Cameron Handicap at Newcastle on 15 September 2010.  Clark's ride from barrier three was superb with Kenny's World hugging the rail throughout, never going around a horse and finishing ...

All Good At Grafton Meet

All Good At Grafton Meet

Jul 19, 2010

World Wide continued his winning streak by taking his third win in a row in the Grafton Guineas on Wednesday, 14 July at Grafton.   A great barrier draw and ride ensured World Wide was never going to be beaten once they jumped. Another impressive winner was ...

Universal Prince Off-Spring Wow Them At Wagga!

May 11, 2010

The Wagga Gold Cup Carnival held last week on 6 and 7 May, proved to be an exciting race meet, especially for the off-spring of champion race horse Universal Prince. Universal Sound (Universal Prince/Danehillcait) and Special Command (Universal Prince/Special Occasion) ...

Doc Hennessy Breaks 19 Year Course Record!

Doc Hennessy Breaks 19 Year Course Record!

Apr 14, 2010

Doc Hennessy ran a mighty race at Canterbury on 14 April and in the process broke a 19-year-old course record.  Jockey Grant Buckley took the four-year-old straight to the front and blatantly held off The Member and Danzibaa for the duration of the 2800 metre race.  He ...