Corinthian Challenge Series 2018
The 2018 Corinthian Challenge Series in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys is now open to applicants. The series gives a chance to Amateur riders to ride on some of Ireland’s biggest racetracks. Last year the series saw 14 riders take part and raise over €110,000 for The Irish Injured Jockeys. Series rider get a opportunity to make some unforgettable memories, great friends as well as getting a rare chance to ride in 3 of Ireland’s top racecourses. Last year’s Corinthian Challenge Series Champion was Lynne McLoughlin from Wicklow, who is now taking part in the ITBA Next Generation Apprenticeship; Lynne encourages people to take part for their own personal achievement.
Lynne;“ I had such a great experience competing in the 2017 Corinthian Challenge. It was great to be able to support such an important charity and for us all to manage to raise over €110,000 in total. I am so grateful to my boss, Mrs Harrington, for supporting me throughout the series and to be able to ride a winner at the Curragh in her colours was just amazing. It is a day I will never forget! I encourage everyone to put their name down and participate as you can gain a great sense of personal achievement, have fun and at the same time raise much needed funds for the Irish Injured Jockeys. “
What is the Corinthian Challenge Series?
The Corinthian Challenge Series will take place over 4 months starting in July and ending in October. Over the 4 months riders will have 3 races on Ireland top racetracks, the first of which is the Curragh Racecourse on the 22nd of July “Kilboy Estate States” day. Series rider are given the opportunity to ride over the famous Derby track which has seen horses like Nijinsky, Galileo and Montjeu win on its soil. The second leg will take place in Navan on the 23rd of September, on their first national hunt card of the season. Navan racecourse a lovely galloping track and that sees both National hunt and flat racing. The final leg will take place in Leopardstown on the 27th of October for “Tote Handicap day”. Leopardstown is Ireland most innovative racetrack attaching worldwide attention for the Champions weekend in September, Christmas Racing Festival and recently hugely successful inaugural Dublin Racing Festival.
To be eligible to ride each rider must complete a One Day Charity Race Competency Assessment at R.A.C.E Academy OR have a valid Turf Club A1 Amateur licence. Over the course of the series each rider is given a target of 10,000 to raise. After each race points will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, these points will be added on the final day to give an overall Corinthian Challenge Series Champion 2018.
The series is now open to application; the closing date for applications will be the 23rd of February. Each rider must be available to ride at all the tracks on the below dates.
The first day of the series will take place on the 22nd of July at The Curragh “Kilboy Estate States”
The second will take place on the 23rd of September at Navan.
The third and final will take place at Leopardstown Racecourse on the 27th of October “Tote Handicap day”
For more information and how to apply : Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 045-533011
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS THE 23RD OF FEBRUARY