Barry Geraghty, Paul Carberry, Davy Russell and Nina Carberry have been announced as the 2012 team captains for this year’s Jockey Olympics taking place at paddypower.com Cheltenham Trial day at Naas Racecourse on Sunday week 26 pics February.
Last year it was Barry Geraghty’s team of Robert Power, John Cullen, Alan Crowe and Paddy Flood who gave their all and were crowned the 2011 Jockey Olympians; there was clear delight as the team did a lap of honour around the parade ring! However, with 2012 being an Olympic year, and the Olympics being held on our doorstep across in the water in London, the stakes seems a little bit higher than last year. The ladies have entered their own team this year, with their eyes clearly on the prize and they may well be the ones to watch with Katie Walsh scoring the winning goal in the football skills event in 2011.
During the afternoon, Captains Barry, Paul, Nina and Davy will lead their teams and compete in the Jockey’s Olympics in aid of the GOAL Haiti appeal. The competition will incorporate three events, an egg and spoons race, a three-legged race and the final event will be a relay race when they will be required to pass off the whip as their baton. GOAL will have a bucket collection on the day to raise fund for Haiti.