Charity Race Series



This is the latest call from Irish Injured Jockeys as the team rallies the troops for the 2019 Corinthian Challenge. Up to 18 riders will take part in the three leg charity race series which will take place at The Curragh, Cork and Leopardstown Racecourses from 21st July – 26th October this year.

The series offers participants a once in a lifetime opportunity like no other, the chance to experience what it is like to be a jockey riding at some of Ireland’s best tracks. The Series is limited to Amateur riders and those who have an A1 licence can apply once they have no more than five winners, others will be assessed at RACE and will undergo an interview process prior to acceptance. They will also have to raise €10,000 for Irish Injured Jockeys, maintain their weight and fitness throughout the series and engage in race coaching to understand how to ride a race and each course effectively.

Previous Corinthian 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! To register your interest and find out apply now at

Irish Injured Jockeys Corinthian Challenge applications close March 22nd.

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

Michael Higgins, General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys said, “We are delighted to have had so much interest in the series. Following the success of last year’s challenge, 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, “Last year’s 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 also hugely helped us by supplying horses for the races and encouraged our riders with great advice and support.’’


We have teamed up with Everyday Hero 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. Help them along the way to raise money for Irish Injured Jockeys by clicking on the button opposite to Everyday Hero.



Irish Injured Jockeys was set up in 2014 to increase awareness and raise vital funds to support injured jockeys. Led by Chairman Ruby Walsh, and leading riders including representatives of HRI and The Turf Club, Irish Injured Jockeys’ vision is to provide long-term care and guidance; not only when jockeys have suffered injury through race-riding, but when they will need help in their secondary careers and in their lives after they have finished riding.

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