Meet some horseracing legends in Kildare town

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Meet some horseracing legends in Kildare town

The Derby is a sporting highlight

Some of the top names in horse racing will join forces for a ‘Meet the Legends’ evening on Tuesday June 25 at Studio One, Silken Thomas.  

Among the racing greats will be John Oxx, Johnny Murtagh, Dermot Weld and Christy Roche who will recount stories from the world of racing.

MC for the evening is RTE’s racing commentator Dessie Scahill who will delve deep into the racing archives and discuss the various racing successes of our legends in past Irish Derbies.

The night which is part of the Kildare Derby Festival, commences at 7.30pm and is a must for racing enthusiasts old and new, offering a rare opportunity to meet some of Irish racing’s best known legends and champions. Tickets are €10 and a contribution from the funds raised will  be donated to two charities the Injured Jockeys Fund and the Trainers  Benevolent Fund.

There are over 18 different free and ticketed events at the Kildare  Derby Festival, running from 23rd – 30th June.

All tickets can be  purchased from: the festival website is  ww. kildarederbyfestival.ie  and locally at Kildare Town Heritage Centre.