Over 600 jog for jockeys at Curragh

Pictured is Katie Walsh with Elsa and Isabell Walsh. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells Copyright 2013 Fennell Photography.
Over 600 people took part in the third annual Jog For Jockeys charity fundraiser on Sunday 29 September at the Curragh Racecourse.

Over 600 people took part in the third annual Jog For Jockeys charity fundraiser on Sunday 29 September at the Curragh Racecourse.

All monies raised will be donated to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.

Barry Geraghty, who finished 9th overall, was the first jockey home in the 10km race. His weighroom colleague, Brian Hayes finished 4th in the 5km race and was the first jockey home over that distance.

Among the 600 runners were Jockeys Barry Geraghty, Bryan Cooper, Fran Berry, Gary Carroll, TCarroll, Ben Dalton, Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden, Patrick Mullins, Michael Fogarty, Brian Hayes, Katie Walsh, Mick Darcy, David Casey, Eddie O’Connell, Michael Fogarty, Adrian Heskin, Paddy Mangan, Connor King, Danny Mullins, Michael Hussey and Andrew McNamara as well as Trainers Richard Brabazon, Paul Deegan and Ross O’Sullivan.

One of the event organisers Joe Osborne ran both 10km and 5km races as did Patrick Malone from the Turf Club.

Event Organiser, Audrey O’Dwyer, said: “We were delighted with the turn-out yesterday, it was a tremendous success and there was a great community spirit and atmosphere at the track. Hopefully we raised a lot of money for the Injured Jockeys Fund. I would like to thank everyone who got involved and took part. A special mention must go to all the volunteers who made the event possible - it was a real team effort.”