The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race - The experience of a lifetime

The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race is back, but with a difference….

Irish Injured Jockeys are delighted to announce that The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race will be held again this year, however, instead of a series of races, it will be one big race being held at the home of The Classics, The Curragh Racecourse on Sunday 21st July 2024.

The 13 participants riding in this years race will not only get to immerse themselves in the world of horse racing but also contribute to a noble cause.  The event promises a thrilling and unforgettable experience as they experience firsthand what it takes to be a jockey. The bond formed between riders, the exhilaration of the race, and the satisfaction of making a difference by supporting IIJ make this opportunity truly special.

To participate in this charity race series, each rider is asked to raise a minimum of €3,000 through sponsorship and/or fundraising.  All funds raised will go to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.  The Series is limited to non professional riders and those who have an A1 licence can apply once they have no more than five winners. Riders will have to undergo an interview and training day with a view to receiving their licence at the Racing Academy and Centre of Education, RACE in Co. Kildare. Key requirements for candidates are that you have a good ability to ride and are willing to train on racehorses and source your own horses privately.

The Corinthian challenge has been labelled by previous participants as “exhilarating”, “the most amazing experience of my life”, “thrilling”, “the ultimate personal test”, and “a dream come true.”

For more information on The Corinthian Challenge visit  Alternatively you can call Michael, Alisha or Nicole in the IIJ office on 045 533011. Closing date for applicants is March 31st.

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The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race

“The Corinthian Challenge is Irish Injured Jockey’s major annual fundraising event and we are so grateful to all of those who take part. The riders each year show unbelievable commitment.  I would also like to thank the owners, trainers and grooms who support this event without which this series simply could not happen.”


Ruby Walsh

Champion Jockey and Chairman of Irish Injured Jockeys

“Following on from the huge success of previous years, we want to change up the concept and make attractive for people to apply.  This years unique experience will  bring a more  competitive edge , with more applicants  getting the opportunity to ride at The Curragh Racecourse.  Each challenger  brings great energy and fun and we are most grateful to all who continue to support, and create invaluable awareness for  for Irish Injured Jockeys”


Michael Higgins

General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys

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The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series.