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Irish National Stud employees take part in the Irish injured Jockeys Corinthian Challenge

Irish National Stud employees take part in the Irish injured Jockeys Corinthian Challenge

7th Jun 2022

We are delighted to announce that two of our valued staff members Stan Begley and Laura Bennett have been accepted to ride in this years Irish Injured Jockeys Corinthian Challenge. The series comprises of riding in 3 races at The Curragh, Gowran Park and Leopardstown racetrack.

Laura Bennett graduated from The Irish National Stud Breeding and Management course in 2015. After graduating she went to work for Gerry Dilger at Dromoland stud in Kentucky, America. She started working at The Irish National Stud in 2016 and now runs the Kildare yard during the breeding season looking after all the mares and foals. An interesting fact about Laura is her mother was the first woman to ride professionally and win over hurdles.
Stan Begley graduated from Agricultural Science in 2016 and went on to complete The Irish National Stud Breeding and Management course in 2017. Since then he has spent time working at Arrowfield stud in Australia and at Coolmore stud in Kentucky. Stan has been working at The Irish National Stud for almost 3 years now and he is the breeding and management assistant at the stud.

The series offers participants a once in a lifetime opportunity like no other, the chance to experience what it is like to be a jockey riding at some of Ireland’s best tracks. The Series is limited to Amateur riders and they will also have to raise €10,000 for Irish Injured Jockeys, maintain their weight and fitness throughout the series and engage in race coaching to understand how to ride a race and each course effectively.

Riders will not only have the chance of winning each race and will also accumulate points for placings throughout the series with the overall winner of the series to be announced at the final race.

Previous Corinthian 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 news and updates, follow @CorinthianChall on Twitter and Facebook.

To donate please follow the below links: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Laura-Bennett52

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stan-Begley

 

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