Will you rise to the Corinthian Challenge?

Will you rise to the Corinthian Challenge?

Irish Injured Jockeys announce applications are open for The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series 2023

This year will be the sixth year of the ever popular Charity Race Series, and its unique in that it offers ordinary racing fans ( with riding experience) the opportunity to share a weigh room with the professionals and ride in three races in front of a paying public and television audience. Each rider aims to raise €10,000 through sponsorship and/or fundraising.

Last year’s series saw 14 riders raised in excess of 100k for Irish Injured Jockeys with help and support from their generous sponsors, trainers and owners. Irish Injured Jockeys have donated 5k from the proceeds to Treo Eile who provides assistance to racehorse trainers and owners who wish to rehome and retrain horses once racetrack careers are complete, on behalf of owners who gave horses last year.

The three-race series will be held on 27th August at Naas Racecourse, 24th September at The Curragh  and the 21st  October at Leopardstown.

“We are looking forward to starting our sixth Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series. Following on from the huge success of previous years, we want to build on the concept and make it really attractive for race entrants, racecourses, and racegoers and for the media to really engage with our riders over the period of time and follow each of the participant’s journeys throughout the series.” commented Michael Higgins, General Manager of IIJ.

Previous challengers describe the series as, unbelievable, the best experience of my life, adrenaline pumping, the ultimate personal challenge, a thousand dreams come true and epic!
For more information on this year’s Corinthian Challenge and how apply visit or email For news and updates, follow Irish Injured Jockeys on all social media platforms. Closing date for applications is 22nd May.

You can register your interest now by clicking the following link

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