Lynne McLoughlin from Baltinglass in Co. Wicklow won the first leg of the Irish Injured Jockey’s Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series. Lynne who works as a work rider for trainer Jessica Harrington rode a confident race onboard ‘Nearly Famous’ winning the race by seven lengths to her nearest rival ‘Six Silver Lane’, ridden by Orla Donworth. Tim Gredley riding ‘Zanjabeel’ came third.
13 horses in total went to post at The Curragh for the race which is the first of three-part series of races called The Corinthian Challenge which is held to raise much needed funds for Irish Injured Jockeys. Each rider will aim to raise €10,000 each through sponsorship and fundraising with all proceeds going to Irish Injured Jockeys.
Rider’s profiles are available on www.corinthianchallenge.com which together with social media channels will keep the public updated throughout the next few months. Online donations may be made through each rider’s Everyday Hero account, located beside each rider’s name on the website, or sent directly to Irish Injured Jockeys at Curragh House in Kildare.
The second series takes place on Saturday September 16th at Gowran Park, Co. Kilkenny. The grand finale of the Corinthian Challenge will take place over the Longines Champions Weekend at Leopardstown Racecourse where the action will happen on Sunday October 22nd. The overall winner, having accumulated the most points over the series, will be announced that afternoon.