Irish Injured Jockeys have announced this afternoon that 13 riders will participate in the first leg of the Charity race series this Sunday 16th July at The Curragh Racecourse over 1.½ miles. The race will run on the Irish Derby track at 5.50pm and aired on At The Races. All riders have been in training with various yards around the country and also in the UK and are very much looking forward to the challenge. This years winning Derby jockey Seamie Heffernan has kindly offered to walk to the course with riders prior to the race and give some helpful advice.
Michael Higgins, General Manager said – ”We at Irish Injured Jockeys are like the riders, excited and looking forward to Sunday’s race which is the first race of this years series. Our series has 14 riders of which 13 will ride at the Curragh. Unfortunately, Sheikh Fahad will not be riding in the first leg of the Corinthian Challenge at the Curragh. Following a fall at Newmarket on Thursday, after which he needed some stitches to a head wound, his doctor has advised not riding on Sunday in order to allow the swelling to come down. He is looking forward to riding in the remaining two legs. The Support from the trainers has been outstanding, Gordon Elliott (4) , Joseph O’Brien, Michael Halford, John Feane, Jessica Harrington (2), John Joseph Hanlon, Seamus Fahey, Thomas Cummins, and Rodger Sweeney all providing horses for the first race.”
Last year the Corinthian Challenge raised over €120,000 for Irish Injured Jockeys. The second leg will be held on the 16th of September at Gowran Park over 1.½ miles and the final race will take place on the 22nd of October over 1.¼ miles at Leopardstown on the Irish Champions Stakes track.
For further race information about this year’s charity series contact Irish Injured Jockeys, Curragh House, Dublin Road, Kildare, Co. Kildare Tel : 00 353 45 533 011 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.irishinjuredjockeys.com To donate, and follow riders progress log onto www.corinthianchallenge.com