Yvonne Connolly wins the opening race of the Corinthian Challenge for Irish Injured Jockeys at The Curragh!

Yvonne Connolly wins the opening race of the Corinthian Challenge for Irish Injured Jockeys at The Curragh!

Yvonne Connolly wins the opening race of the Corinthian Challenge for Irish Injured Jockeys at The Curragh!

Yvonne Connolly celebrating with partner John Conroy in the winners enclosure
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Yvonne Connolly has won the opening race of the Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series for Jessica Harrington aboard Neverushacon in the colours of David Reid Scott. The race was the opening leg of the three race series in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys. 

After the race Yvonne commented “I really enjoyed it I’m in shock but over the moon, I just did exactly what Jessica (Harrington) told me to I relaxed as much as I could and remembered to breath and deep down I knew from the half way mark that I was going to win!”

The Corinthian Challenge Series comprises of three races at The Curragh, Cork and Leopardstown Racecourses over a four-month period from July to October. In addition to getting race fit and staying sound each rider has been tasked with the further challenge as each aim to raise €10,000 for benefitting charity Irish Injured Jockeys. Fundraising is ongoing and racing fans can support their favourite Corinthians atwww.corinthianchallenge.com.

Speaking after the race, retired jockey and board member of Irish Injured Jockeys, David Casey said “The Corinthian Challenge is our big annual fundraising event and we are so grateful to all of those who take part, it is a major commitment and the funds they raise are vital to our charity and all that we do here Irish Injured Jockeys. I am delighted for Yvonne today she rode a brilliant race and was undoubtably a very worthy winner. Yvonne winning the opening race of the series will certainly help us to achieve greater publicity and reach a wider audience with our message.”

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