Charity Race Series


Irish Injured Jockeys announce applications are open for The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series 2023

‘’Have you got what it takes?’’

This year will be the sixth year of the ever popular Charity Race Series.
“We are looking forward to starting our sixth Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series. Following on from the huge success of previous years, we want to build on the concept and make it really attractive for race entrants, racecourses, and racegoers and for the media to really engage with our riders over the period of time and follow each of the participant’s journeys throughout the series.” commented Michael Higgins, General Manager of IIJ.

Last year’s series saw 14 riders raised in excess of 100k for Irish Injured Jockeys with help and support from their generous sponsors, trainers and owners. Irish Injured Jockeys have donated 5k from the proceeds to Treo Eile who provides assistance to racehorse trainers and owners who wish to rehome and retrain horses once racetrack careers are complete, on behalf of owners who gave horses last year.

The Corinthian Challenge offers riders an opportunity to complete the hat-trick by taking part in all three races on an actual race day with the unique atmosphere and the palpable excitement that goes with it. Each rider aims to raise €10,000 through sponsorship and/or fundraising.
The three-race series will be held at Naas, the Curragh and Leopardstown Racecourses in August, September and October respectively. Previous challengers describe the series as, unbelievable, the best experience of my life, adrenaline pumping, the ultimate personal challenge, a thousand dreams come true and epic!

For more information on this year’s Corinthian Challenge and how apply visit or email For news and updates, follow Irish Injured Jockeys on all social media platforms. Closing date for applications is 17th May.

For news and updates, follow @CorinthianChall on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram


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

For media information:

Carey Ann Lordan
Red PR
Tel: 052 6184343
Mob: 087 9270730

For further media information contact

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