Kerry Murphy apppointed Chief Executive of European Breeders’ Fund

Wed 28 Nov 2012

November 28th 2012:
Kerry Murphy has been appointed chief executive officer of the European Breeders’ Fund. She will take up the post on January 1. Murphy has run the Racing Post Yearling Bonus scheme since 2009, having previously spent 12 years working for Juddmonte Farms and six years as racing secretary to trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

She takes over from Sam Sheppard, who retires at the end of the year as chief executive, a position he has held since the inception of the EBF 30 years ago.

“I am delighted to join the team at the EBF at such an important time,” Murphy said. “The EBF plays a hugely important role in boosting prizemoney via the support of the breeding industry, which is crucial during the ongoing economic problems we are facing.

“I look forward to working with the current team to build on the success of the EBF, which owes much to the hard work of Sam Sheppard over the last 30 years.”

Murphy joins the current EBF staff of Cheryl Caves, Candy Wight and Susan Carroll in Newmarket.