Ruby Walsh calls on riders to support Corinthian Challenge for injured jockeys

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Ruby Walsh calls on riders to support Corinthian Challenge for injured jockeys

Ruby Walsh

The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series was established three years ago and this year’sseries takes place in the Curragh, Navan and Leopardstown in July, September and October respectively; the event is in aid of the Irish Injuried Jockeys Fund and top jockey Ruby Walsh is calling on jockeys to support this worthy cause.

A maximum of eighteen riders will compete in each race accumulating points throughout the series with the overall winner to be announced at the final race in Leopardstown on October 27th.

The Corinthian Challenge offers riders an opportunity to complete the hat-trick by taking part in all three races on an actual race day with the unique atmosphere and the palpable excitement that goes with it.

To participate in this charity race series, each rider will be asked to raise €10,000 through sponsorship and/or fundraising, all funds raised will go to Irish Injured Jockeys. Riders will initially undergo training with a view to receiving their licence from RACE.

Once licenced the successful candidates will enjoy insightful track walks with professional riders on the day of their races. Family and friends are invited along to support on racedays. The camaraderie between riders and feel good factor that participants enjoy when taking part and raising funds are also very noteworthy bonuses.

Anyone interested in taking part in The Corinthian Challenge should register their interest at www.corinthianchallenge.com, contact Irish Injured Jockeys on 045 533 011 or email info@irishinjuredjockeys.com.

Ruby Walsh, Champion Jockey and Chairman of Irish Injured Jockeys said “We are calling to all those who ever read about it or watched it on TV over the past two years and thought to themselves ‘I would love to do that’ or ‘I could give that a go’. Well, guess what, it’s the third year of this challenge and three is your magic number! So now’s your chance, don’t let it be something that you’ll regret. Past participants have described the Corinthian Challenge as ‘the greatest thrill of their lives’ and surely that’s worth signing up for!”