not too late to enter… The Inaugural Jog for Jockeys Takes Place This Sunday. Over 500 Expected At Cork, Down Royal, Galway, Leopardstown & Naas Racecourses
The inaugural Jog for Jockeys 5k run will take place this Sunday 21st August at noon in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund. Among the familiar faces Jogging at the 5 racecourses on Sunday are:-
Cork – Munster & Irish rugby player Mick O’Driscoll, TG4 Racing’s Mick O’Houlihan, Jockeys Wayne Lordan & Rising Star Ambassador Ben Curtis.
Down Royal – Trainers Andy Oliver and Conor O’Dwyer (fit from riding his winner in Bellewstown last night!), along with Manager Mike Todd and Chairman Jim Nicholson of Jnwine.com and Point to Point rider Mark O’Hare.
Galway – Hector O’hEochagain, Jockeys Ian McCarthy & Tim Carroll.
Leopardstown – Jockeys Robert ‘Puppy’ Power, Emmet McNamara and Andrew Duff along with Trainer Gordon Elliott, RTE’s Shane O’Donoghue & TV3’s Sinead Desmond.
Naas – Jockey Nina Carberry will be joined by Tracy Piggott and Trainers Willie McCreery and James Nash. Injured jockey Ruby Walsh will be doing the prize giving (not running obviously!) and also joining him in the stands will be the injured John Cullen & David Casey.
All runners will be timed and will receive an official goodie bags including;- a Jog for Jockeys T-shirt, a ½ price family ticket to the Irish National Stud, a health bar, water, an Irish Field & a banana, etc.
Organiser, Audrey O’Dwyer said:- “We’re expecting over 500 people at the 5 racecourses on Sunday, but we want to get it out there that it’s not too late to enter – we will take entries on the day, the fee is €25 and proceeds go to the Injured Jockeys Fund. There should be a good atmosphere at each course with lots of familiar faces, there will be music on at each track as well as toilet and catering facilities. All the family is welcome and children are free. We’re very much looking forward to Sunday, the industry have been very supportive I’ve even roped Conor into jogging up in Down Royal!”
Race Start:- 12 noon sharp
There are prizes for the 1st three male and female finishers at each course, including annual badges to Fairyhouse, Punchestown and Cork. Tickets to the Moyglare race day at the Curragh and the Punchestown Festival, lunch at Dundalk Stadium, Go Racing in Kildare badges, five €100 vouchers from TRI, overnight stays at many top hotels including, The Clayton, The Clarion, The Dunraven Arms, The Hayfield, The Osprey, Springford Hall, with racing packages including lunch, racecard, etc.
1st (male & female) – VIP day racing at Galway and an overnight stay at the Clayton Hotel for two
2nd – Annual badges for Galway
3rd – Admission tickets to the Galway Festival 2012
1st (male & female) – VIP day at Down Royal inc lunch and a presentation duo box of wines from J.N.Wines
2nd – J.N.Wines duo box and admission tickets
3rd – J.N. Wines single box and admission tickets
1st – (male) VIP day and overnight at the Springford Hall hotel & (female) VIP day racing and overnight at the Hibernian Hotel
2nd – Annual badges Cork
3rd – Admission tickets
1st- (male & female) – VIP day at leopardstown for two €100 vouchers from TRI
2nd – Annual Badges Leopardstown
3rd – Admission Tickets
1st – (male & female) – Overnight stay at Dunraven Arms Hotel and annual badges to Punchestown plus €100 voucher for TRI
2nd – Annual Badges Fairyhouse
3rd – Admission tickets to Punchestown Festival on Wednesday
Dr Adrian McGoldrick, Turf Club Senior Medical Officer said: "By supporting Jog for Jockeys’, you are supporting the bravest men and women in Irish sport. Every time they mount a horse to provide you and I with the enjoyment – the buzz and thrill – we all get from racing, they are putting their bodies on the line. What other sportsperson has a minimum of two ambulances and a doctor travelling behind them as they participate? Our riders travel at 35-40 miles per hour on a half ton of horsepower with the risk of falling at anytime from a height of three metres.”