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MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN

  • New Zealand

Murray Baker has been one of New Zealand's leading trainers for many years. In that time he has won well over 150 stakes races.

Murray began training in the mid 1980's in Woodville, New Zealand. He was quick to produce a good horse with Wellington Derby and New Zealand St Leger winner Sir Vigilant. 

In 2000 Murray decided to relocate to Cambridge and once again was quick to produce big results with Prized Gem winning the Brisbane Cup and Kelt Capital Stakes in 2002. She would end up producing Nom Du Jeu who would win an Australian Derby for Baker (in partnership with his son Bjorn) and he has won that very race four times.

He is one of the few New Zealand trainers to not only train a Group 1 winner in New Zealand, but also four states of Australia (VIC, NSW, SA and QLD).

They also had Lion Tamer win the Victoria Derby for the stable in 2010 and Murray became one of the few trainers to train the winner of both the AJC and VRC Derby. 

In recent years, with Bjorn Baker branching out by himself, Murray joined forces with Andrew Forsman, him having worked with the stable for a long time as foreman.
The pair has had good success since that time saddling up multiple Group 1 winners including Bonneval and Jon Snow.

First Runner 09 Apr 2016
Mongolian Khan (Aus)  
Randwick (Aus)  |  Longines Queen Elizabeth Stks
First Win 10 Sep 2016
Saracino (NZ)
Flemington (Aus)  |  Danehill Stakes
Best Horse :
DUNDEEL (Timeform Rating 129)
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)  STAREEL (NZ)  [By ZABEEL (NZ)]
First Group Win (G1):
LION TAMER (17 Sep 2011)
STORMING HOME (GB)  LIONESS (NZ)  [By GENEROUS (IRE)]

MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN's Career

Latest Runners

FPDateCourseRunnerDivTypeDistancePM AUD $JockeyTime
1 of 1011 Apr 2021PUKEFRANCESCA$2.33U MDN1400m$9,170SAM WEATHERLEY1:28.71
8 of 1011 Apr 2021PUKEIRONIC$6.53U MDN1400m$9,170LYNSEY SATHERLEY1:28.71
5 of 511 Apr 2021PUKEGRANADOS$2.03 OPEN2100m$9,170OPIE BOSSON2:18.07
12 of 1910 Apr 2021RANDAEGON$153U OPEN G11600m$3,139,250KERRIN MCEVOY1:36.36
7 of 1610 Apr 2021RANDTHE FRONTMAN$413 OPEN G12400m$2,137,500HUGH BOWMAN2:34.13
1 of 1310 Apr 2021RANDQUICK THINKER$153U OPEN G22600m$302,000DAMIAN LANE2:45.45
6 of 605 Apr 2021TAURRHAEGAR$3.5BM741600m$10,000M MCNAB1:37.16
2 of 1205 Apr 2021TAURJOLENE$4.53U MDN1600m$9,000CRAIG GRYLLS1:39.28
11 of 1205 Apr 2021TAURDON'T HANG UP$153U MDN1600m$9,000JONATHAN RIDDELL1:39.28
12 of 1205 Apr 2021TAURPAGE THREE$413U MDN1600m$9,000M MCNAB1:39.28

Jockey Statistics

Jockey NameWinsWin (%)PlacesPlace (%)RunnersPM AUD $G1(w)G2(w)G3(w)LR(w)ROI
MATTHEW CAMERON 31118.6%43244.5%1671$7,139,57879813$0.89
OPIE BOSSON 13322.4%17351.4%595$8,108,1038954$0.83
JONATHAN RIDDELL 5915.1%9739.9%391$1,301,4911141$0.90
CRAIG GRYLLS 4813.8%7936.4%349$1,027,2810412$1.19
MICHAEL COLEMAN 4013.5%6736.0%297$1,106,2480143$0.60
DANIELLE JOHNSON 3313.4%5134.1%246$778,6370121$0.65
LISA ALLPRESS 2819.7%4450.7%142$892,0281241$0.77
JAMES MCDONALD 2035.1%1764.9%57$5,585,4917120$1.46
JOHNATHON PARKES 1718.5%1939.1%92$387,6360111$0.76
LEITH INNES 1317.1%1334.2%76$1,168,6022213$0.92
TROY HARRIS 1329.5%1256.8%44$331,7940021$1.36
JASON WADDELL 1216.4%2449.3%73$952,6501001$1.17
MARK DU PLESSIS 1115.1%2042.5%73$210,6140001$0.39
SAMANTHA COLLETT 913.0%926.1%69$189,4520100$1.29
DAMIAN LANE 827.6%131.0%29$2,199,7001401$1.61

Seasons Summary Statistics

SeasonWinsWin (%)PlacesPlace (%)RunnersPM AUD $G1(w)G2(w)G3(w)LR(w)ROI
2020/214412.2%7533.0%361$2,984,7921412$1.28
2019/205812.2%11837.1%474$3,243,1972352$0.68
2018/1911313.8%20739.0%821$4,404,37534811$0.79
2017/1814617.1%21642.5%852$5,826,4865468$0.89
2016/1711319.7%14544.9%574$5,436,5165784$0.88
2015/1610517.1%14741.1%613$5,078,3394333$0.65
2014/1511520.8%13144.4%554$4,432,7346831$0.93
2013/145013.2%9538.3%379$4,252,6653212$0.68
2012/137617.8%11344.4%426$3,283,0224336$0.85
2011/125315.6%7838.6%339$918,3511122$1.00
Overall87316.2%132524.6%5393$39,860,47734394041$0.80