Smullen Honoured at Cartier Awards

It’s one of the most prestigious nights of the year in the world of horse racing and last night in London the Cartier Racing Awards recognised a very special man in Pat Smullen.

One of the outstanding jockeys of his generation and a nine-time champion here in Ireland, Smullen received devastating news in 2018 when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

A man of outstanding resilience, he has thrown all his efforts into helping others who face the same condition.

His outstanding fund-raising efforts have resulted in over €2.5 million being raised for Cancer Trials Ireland and culminated at the Curragh in September with the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland which saw stars from the past including Sir A P McCoy and Ruby Walsh return to the saddle.

“Pat is an inspirational figure,” said Cartier racing Consultant Harry Herbert.

“As well as his brilliance in the saddle, his dedication to help others who face the same health issues tells us what an outstanding human being he is.”

Here is the film that was played to honour him at the ceremony

 

Image credits Racing TV, Sky Sports Racing, Horse racing Ireland, ITV Racing

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