THE top flat and national hunt champion jockeys from Ireland and the UK have signed up for a unique charity raceday in Limerick in aid of two well-known injured jockeys.
Tony McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Davy Russell, Barry Geraghty, Paul Townend, Johnny Murtagh, Joseph O’Brien, Jamie Spencer, Tom Queally, Nina Carberry, and Derek O’Connor are all to ride in the Champion Jockeys’ Race at the Limerick Charity Raceday on Monday, October 14.
This unique race at Limerick Racecourse, run over one mile and three furlongs, will be the showcase race on the day. The winner will be crowned the Champion of Champions.
All proceeds raised on the raceday will be donated to the Jockeys Emergency Fund to aid the rehabilitation of Croom jockey JT McNamara and Northern Ireland jockey Jonjo Bright. Both were seriously after suffering falls in March of this year.
Limerick Racecourse manager, Russell Ferris, described the raceday as “a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all the champions from the different racing codes go head-to-head.”
“In modern racing history, a race like the Champion Jockeys’ Race has never been run at an Irish or British race meeting. I would urge all racing fans to come to the track and see this special race. The jockeys will be available after the race for autograph signings,” he said.