Support the Injured Jockeys this Saturday…
Irish Injured Jockeys asks Racing Fans to show their support and come along to Limerick Racecourse
on this coming Saturday, 25th April 2015.
Irish Injured Jockeys are counting down the days to a very special day at Limerick Racecourse. On Saturday,
April 25th they will feature a unique charity race to raise funds and awareness for the worthy charity.
The race comes at a poignant time as local jockey Robbie McNamara remains in hospital following a fall during
a race at Wexford Racecourse earlier this month where he suffered eight broken ribs, a punctured lung, as well as a fractured vertebrae and spinal injuries.
Robbie’s cousin and fellow Limerick man JT McNamara also suffered serious spinal injuries in a fall at the Cheltenham festival in 2013 and is supported by Irish Injured Jockeys.
Racing personalities set to ride in the novelty race include Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of the Royal Family of Qatar, former champion jockeys Johnny Murtagh and Kevin Darley, trainer supreme Arthur Moore and attheraces TV presenter Kevin O’Ryan
to mention but a few. MC on the day will be Sky’s attheraces presenter Matt Chapman.
Local personalities who will be riding in the race include well known Dunraven Arms owners Bryan and Hugh Murphy,
Peter Molony of Rathmore Stud, Brian Hayes of The Blue Door, Adare and husband and wife duo Mary and Terence Leonard.
The charity raceday will also honour multiple-champion jockeys Tim and Martin Molony, the Limerick brothers who dominated the Irish and UK racing scene in the 1940s-50s. One of the highlights of the day will be an unveiling of the statue of the Molony Brothers by Dublin-sculptor Paul Ferriter who won the competition to create the statue. Boherbuoy brass and reed band will play to the crowds as the statue is unveiled after the Martin Molony Stakes scheduled for 4.30pm.
The first race of an eight race card will go to post at 2.10pm, admission is €15 however, all children under 14 go free when accompanied by an adult. There will be plenty of parade ring antics throughout the day and the charity race will be the final race on the card to ensure a great full afternoon of guaranteed fun for all the family.
The raceday also coincides with AP McCoy’s last day in the saddle, as the 20 times champion jockey retires from race riding at Sandown Park this Saturday. All races will be shown live at Limerick Racecourse so for those who cannot get to Sandown however, would like to be racing on the day that the living legend hangs up his boots there’s no better place to be than Limerick Racecourse on such a special day for racing and the Irish Injured Jockeys charity.
Conor O’Neill, General Manager of Limerick Racecourse said: “Limerick Racecourse is delighted to host what promises to be a unique and very special race day on Saturday 25th April. I really hope it will raise public awareness and vital funds for Irish Injured Jockeys. They play a crucial role in racing, a sport which poses such high risks on a daily basis. The work that they do is fantastic and I look forward to welcoming you all to Limerick Racecourse on the day to show your support. Tickets are available online at
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