Murray was, by all accounts, a blustering, roystering, country squire: a devoted fox-hunter, a skilful horse-jockey
and farrier, an active, practical farmer, and a hearty bon vivant.
I've been looking at them a bit this morning; and upon my word, Black Boss, and Grey Tom, and that young Nimrod are the finest animals I've seen for many a day!' Then followed a particular discussion of their various merits, succeeded by a sketch of the great things he intended to do in the horse-jockey
line, when his old governor thought proper to quit the stage.
Clerk of the course Andrew Morris said: "Two years ago it became clear owners and trainers were very keen to have specific 'horse-jockey
' combinations available for races of the calibre of the Peterborough.