KILLIAN MCCARTHY WINS SECOND LEG OF THE IRISH INJURED JOCKEYS CORINTHIAN CHALLENGE AT GOWRAN PARK, KILKENNY
Killian McCarthy has won the second leg of the Irish Injured Jockey’s Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series at Gowran Park, Kilkenny. Winning the race onboard ‘Water Sprite’, Killian managed to keep close contender Lynne McLoughlin riding ‘Nearly Famous’ at bay, with Paddy Woods on ‘Shadagam’ finishing in third place.
Killian is Sales Director at SoftCo and this is his second year to participate in the Corinthian Challenge series with Irish Injured Jockeys. A delighted Killian said “This is a dream come true! I can’t thank my wife and children enough for their support. Irish Injured Jockeys is such a worthwhile cause and I am privileged to be taking part in this series. I’m catching up on points but I’ll have to give Lynne a run for her money at the 3rd leg in Leopardstown to be in with a chance.” On the leader board is Lynne McLoughlin on 17 points, Killian McCarthy on 10 points and Paddy Woods on 8 points.
11 horses in total went to post at Gowran Park in Kilkenny on Saturday 16th September for second leg in the three-race series called The Corinthian Challenge which is held to raise much needed funds for Irish Injured Jockeys. Each rider is required to raise €10,000 each through sponsorship and fundraising with all proceeds going to Irish Injured Jockeys. General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys Michael Higgins said, “Gowran Park couldn’t have done more for us and we are most grateful to manager Eddie Scally and his staff, who has been hugely accommodating in presenting the second leg of the Corinthian Challenge. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Redmills who have been very supportive for the Gowran Park race.”
Rider’s profiles are available on www.corinthianchallenge.com which together with social media channels will keep the public updated throughout the series. Online donations may be made through each rider’s Everyday Hero account, located beside each rider’s name on the website, or sent directly to Irish Injured Jockeys at Curragh House in Kildare.
The final leg and grand finale of the Corinthian Challenge will take place at Leopardstown Racecourse where the action will happen on Sunday, October 22nd. The overall winner, having accumulated the most points over the series, will be announced that afternoon.