Aaron Murphy is from a well-known equestrian family, with his brother Ciaran a successful handler who previously rode between the flags himself, whilst brother Joseph has represented Ireland at the Olympics in Eventing. Murphy got off the mark between the flags aboard Green Wellies at Roscommon in November 2007, and Dot Love's Leading Counsel gelding would provide him with two further winners that season, including a maiden track success in a Downpatrick Hunter Chase a month later.
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We take a look at the results of the Hunter Chase races and Point-To-Point Bumpers at Cork.
Former Grade 1 winner Uxizandre made a winning pointing debut to claim the prestigous Barbour Cup.
It proved to be a day to remember British rider Emma Smith-Chaston who on just her first ride in a point-to-point on this side of the Irish Sea.
Defending champion rider Barry O'Neill had the perfect start to his title defence on the opening day of the season.