Over 30 top Irish jockeys and industry personalities took part in a special festival rendition of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ at The Curragh racecourse yesterday. A suite of short videos is now being professionally produced by IRIS and we will bring them to you when they hit the screen over the coming days.
These will include video content of the competition itself, the funny outtakes and bloopers and most importantly, some footage of the reason for the initiative, the jockey’s inaugural official visit to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Thursday, December 19.
The idea is the brainchild of Galway based jockeys’ physio John Butler.
“Carpool Karaoke today has been great fun but there is a serious side to why we are all here too,” said leading rider Rachael Blackmore.
“Jockeys are often praised for bravery going down to a fence at 40mph, taking falls, getting back on but the reality is that’s just what we do and it’s our chosen profession.”
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“From our eyes, there is no group more brave or special than the children at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, along with their parents and the staff. We are honoured to be swinging by to say hello and meet those heroes this Christmas.”
Jockeys and industry personalities took part in the festivities yesterday. Jockeys included Paul Townend, Barry Geraghty, Sean Flanagan, Donagh Meyler, Rachael Blackmore, Áine O’Connor, Niall Madden, Jody McGarvey, Mark Walsh, Jack Kennedy, Denis O’Regan, Billy Lee, Kevin Manning, Mick Hussey, Ross Coakley, Gary Halpin, Donagh O’Connor, Nathan Crosse, Niall McCullagh and Ricky Doyle.
They were joined by industry personalities including Jennifer Pugh, Adrian McGoldrick, Michael Higgins, Andrew Coonan, Pat Healy, Darren Lawlor, Sharleen O’Reilly, Padraig Roche, Kevin O’Ryan, Lorcan Weir, Brendan Sheridan and the IRIS crew (Marie Arnold, Mary Crowley, David Quinlan, Anthony Moss and Cian Quish).
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