Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

Residence: Crestwood, Kentucky

KHHA Director Since: Early 80’s

Email: N/A

Reason for running: “I initially ran for the KHHA board to help jumpstart Kentucky fair racing, and have over the years tried to get more people involved in our industry as a sport.”  

Jim attended the races at The Red Mile while attending the University of Kentucky on a track scholarship.  He continued with his track career after school, and eventually won an Olympic trial before suffering an unfortunate injury that ended his track career.  His father-in-law showed roadsters, and they eventually got involved in racing in the mid-70’s.  He continues to breed and race primarily on the Kentucky and Illinois circuits, and has focused and been very successful in developing young trotters.