Oisin Murphy is crowned Champion Jockey by athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson during QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse. PA Wire/PA Images

Ireland's Oisin Murphy crowned Champion Jockey at Ascot

The 24-year-old is the youngest competitor to win the title since Ryan Moore did so in 2006.

IRELAND’S OISIN MURPHY was crowned the British flat racing Champion Jockey on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot today.

The 24-year-old, who claimed the prize before the racing action took place, is the youngest competitor to win the title since a 23-year-old Ryan Moore did so in 2006.

Murphy, who grew up in Kerry and is a nephew of three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Jim Culloty, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom since first competing in Britain in 2013.

He received the accolade from world heptathlon gold medal winner Katrina Johnson-Thompson.

“I’m both relieved and delighted I managed to do it, as I set my stall out to be champion and it has been a lifelong ambition. I’m delighted,” he told reporters.

“I’d love to win another jockeys’ championship one day, but it won’t always go as well as it has this year and whether I can do it again next year, I don’t know.”

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