Charity Race Series


This year will be the seventh year of the ever popular Charity Race, but with a difference, it will be one race held at The Curragh Racecourse instead of three races as per previous years.

The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series has been an extremely successful fundraising initiative for Irish Injured Jockey. To date, it has raised over €500,000.

About Irish Injured Jockeys:
Despite what our name suggests we deal with much more than ‘Injured’ jockeys. Our remit is riders who hold or have held a license amateur or professional or their immediate families. We are there to help with personal crises whether medical, financial, psychological or whatever and all cases are assessed individually and confidentially. Outside of help mentioned above we have:

• In conjunction with HRI/Equuip implemented schemes for payment of bursaries to assist present and past jockeys to upskill/study for alternative careers when riders finish in racing.

• Have launched a Financial Literacy course together with HRI/Equuip for riders to assist them in their personal needs and life/budgetary planning.

• Have a dedicated addiction counsellor who is funded totally by IIJ.

• Have a subsidy scheme in place where we pay a contribution towards replacement of helmets and back protectors when riders need to do this.

• Have employed a physiotherapist who provides a support service for riders past and present. The jockeys who receive treatment are then referred to the strength and conditioning coach funded jointly with HRI/Equuip.

About The Corinthian Challenge
The year offers participants the chance to experience what it is like to be a jockey riding at the home of The Classics, The Curragh Racecourse. The race is limited to Amateur riders and those who have an A1 licence can apply once they have had no more than five winners. Others will be assessed at RACE and all will undergo an interview process prior to acceptance. They will also be asked to raise a minimum €3,000 for Irish Injured Jockeys.

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The Irish Injured Jockeys provides support through financial means, assistance in recovery and, if necessary, retraining in a prompt and sympathetic manner to those jockeys past or present who are injured, unable to ride or generally in need. Raising public awareness with activities such as The Corinthian Challenge Series is a top priority so that the urgent need for extra funds is highlighted.

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For further information about this year’s charity series contact

For race information:

Irish Injured Jockeys
Add: Curragh House, Dublin Road,
Kildare, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 45 533 011

For further media information contact

Michael Higgins
Irish Injured Jockeys
Tel: 045 533011
Mob: 086 2428014