Former Irish Grand National winning jockey Tom Rudd has been unveiled as the new General Manager at Limerick Racecourse.

Rudd won the 1999 Grand National with Michael O’Brien’s Glebe Lad, and other notable career victories include the Tote Galway Plate, Ulster National, Cork National, Kerry Petroleum Chase, Fortria Chase, Denny’s Juvenile Hurdle and Denny’s Gold Medal Novices Chase.

He joins Limerick from Tattersalls Ireland, where he had worked in bloodstock sales since retiring as a jockey in 2001.

“I am truly excited to be joining Limerick,” said Rudd.

“I have a passion for the sport and the wider industry. I look forward to growing Limerick Racecourse into something even better than it is over the coming years. I have, along with the Board, long-term plans, and can’t wait to get into the real action that comes with being General Manager of such a fine facility as Limerick Racecourse.”

“We are delighted that Tom has come on board with us,” added Chair Mark McMahon.

“He has great enthusiasm for our sport, and he is progressive in his plans to further cement Limerick Racecourse as a sporting destination, and much more besides. We wish Tom well and look forward to working with him well into the future.”

Rudd will take up the reins in his new position on August 2nd.

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