Consisting of three races to be held at The Curragh Racecourse, Gowran Park and Leopardstown, riders will be offered a ‘money can’t buy opportunity’ to complete the hat-trick by taking part in all three races while raising awareness and much needed funds for Irish Injured Jockeys.
A maximum of 18 riders will compete in each race and riders will commit to months of physical training, from July to October. Riders will document their progress in preparation to ride in all three races over the next few months, and they will also host fundraising events. You can follow all riders on their journey or show your support by donating on their dedicated Go Fund me pages.
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Michael Higgins, General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys said, “We are delighted to have had so much interest in this year’s series. Following on from previous years, we actually had a waiting list of people who wanted to be part of it. It’s not an easy thing to do, the competitors must keep their fitness going over the whole summer and into the autumn, and it takes huge mental and physical stamina to ride in these races. We are delighted with the line-up we have so far and want to thank the riders for their commitment and interest.”
Ruby Walsh, Chairman of Irish Injured Jockeys said, ” The last Corinthian Challenge was a great success and I think the riders themselves really enjoyed the camaraderie and the opportunity to ride on such famous tracks. We were really delighted by the support of the riders who took this challenge so seriously. They fundraised really hard and showed huge commitment over the three races. Many trainers and owners and jockeys also hugely helped us by supplying horses for the races and encouraged our riders with great advice and support.’’
We have teamed up with JustGiving to enable racegoers and supporters to participate in what promises to be a very entertaining saga. Each rider will have their own microsite detailing their progress, their highs and lows, with feeds to their social media channels. The team at Irish injured Jockeys will set up the Online fundraising campaign and also an individual rider page. Help them along the way to raise money for Irish Injured Jockeys by clicking on the button opposite to donate.
ABOUT IRISH INJURED JOCKEYS
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.
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