Vincent O’Brien to be Honoured in Celebration of Irish Racing
Irish racing says ‘thank you for the memories’ as the celebration portrays Ireland's extraordinary achievements in breeding, training and riding over the years, in which these heroes have succeeded at the highest levels internationally. The central theme of the celebration will be 'Winning the World Over’, an apt description of Irish racing’s impact on the world stage. The ceremony will take place in two parts -one for Flat Racing and another for National Hunt, between races on the day.
This is a week when the world’s eyes will be focused on Co.Kildare and HRI is working with Failte Ireland, Goffs and the Curragh to create an exceptional raceday which will present the best aspects of racing in Ireland. In addition to the first-class race programme on the day it will also feature cultural elements with music, painting and street theatre combining to entertain the visitors, along with the €20,000 Brown Thomas ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition. There will be a number of displays and presentations to celebrate the Ryder Cup link, welcoming many visitors from the USA, including Ryder Cup participants and their entourages.
As a fitting conclusion to the Ryder Cup Race Day featuring the Shelbourne Hotel Goffs Million, HRI have arranged a Parade of Champions in the parade ring after the last race. Kicking King, Hardy Eustace, Brave Inca, Hedgehunter and Florida Pearl are among the equine heroes to be honoured.
Vincent O’Brien, Dermot Weld, Michael Kinane, Aidan O’Brien, John Magnier, Jim Bolger, John Oxx , Kevin Prendergast (to receive on behalf of his Father Paddy), Christy Roche, Neil McGrath (to receive on behalf of his Grandfather Joe and Uncle Seamus).
National Hunt Presentations
Tommy Carberry, Dessie Hughes, Paddy Mullins, Jim Dreaper (to receive on behalf of his father Tom), J.P McManus, Charlie Swan, Edward O’Grady (to receive on behalf of the O’Grady Family), Arthur Moore (to receive on behalf of the Moore Family), Martin Molony, Tom Taaffe (Tom to receive on behalf of his Father Pat).
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