Limerick jockey Mark Enright shortlisted for top award

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Limerick jockey Mark Enright shortlisted for top award.

Limerick jockey Mark Enright has been shortlisted for a top Horse Racing Ireland award

LIMERICK jockey Mark Enright has been nominated for a prestigious 2018 Horse Racing Ireland Award.

Castemahon native Enright is one of five nominees for the National Hunt Achievement Award along with Rachael Blackmore, Pat Kelly, Joseph O'Brien and Gavin Cromwell.

The Limerick horseman has been shortlisted for the Horse Racing Ireland Award following his thrilling success on Clarcam in TheTote.com Galway Plate during the summer. His audacious front-running ride on the unconsidered 33/1 success yielded Enright with his biggest success in the saddle and played a pivotal role in him becoming the leading National Hunt rider at the Galway Festival.

Earlier in the year, Mark won the valuable Coral Hurdle on the Charles Byrnes-trained Off You Go. 

Awards are presented in a variety of categories across the entire Irish racing industry. Seven category winners are decided by a ballot of the Irish racing media – Horse of the Year, National Hunt Award, National Hunt Achievement Award, Flat Award, Flat Achievement Award, Point-to-Point Award and Racecourse Of The Year.

Members of the Racegoers Consultative Forum, the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association, the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners, the Irish Jockeys Association and the Irish Stablestaff Association will also vote on the Racecourse Of The Year Award.

RTE sports broadcaster Hugh Cahill will be master of ceremonies for the awards, which take place in Dublin on Tuesday, December 4.