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Lynne McLoughlin Wins Corinthian Challenge Series 2017

Lynne McLoughlin holds on to take Corinthian Challenge Series 2017 at Leopardstown Racecourse.
31-October-17
Lynne McLoughlin Wins Corinthian Challenge Series 2017

Lynne McLoughlin was crowned the outright winner of the Irish Injured Jockeys Corinthian Challenge series, finishing with 17 points. Coming into the final race at Leopardstown Racecourse, Lynne had a clear lead of seven points over her closest rival, Killian McCarthy.

Lynne McLoughlin, who is from Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow,is a currennt ITBA Next Generation Apprentice with BBA Ireland was on board ‘Hey Hey Alejandro’ for Cup winning trainer Jessica Harrington in the final race. She made her mark early in the standings, winning the opening race of the series at the Curragh in July, while she managed a second-place finish in the second race at Gowran Park on September 16th.

“It feels great to be the winner of the Corinthian Challenge and to have been able to take part in this fabulous series of races,” said Lynne McLoughlin following the final race at Leopardstown. “To get the opportunity to ride on three of the best racecourses in Europe is not something many people can say that they have done. I must say that it was challenging getting to grips with competitive racing, but the team down in Jessie’s yard have been amazing in helping me. At the end of the day it’s all about raising money for a worthwhile charity, and Irish Injured Jockeys is certainly that.”

Each rider was tasked with raising €10,000 themselves for Irish Injured Jockeys, which all goes towards injured jockeys in Ireland, and the final leg of the challenge saw 12 riders go to post at the famed Leopardstown track.

Michael Higgins, General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys, said; “It’s been a great series and the atmosphere today at Leopardstown was wonderful, there was great support for the riders. Fair play to Lynne on a fine achievement of winning the Corinthian Challenge. She put in a lot of work and was a deserving winner. Great credit also goes to the rest of the riders, it’s a huge commitment and we are really appreciative of their efforts. The money that goes towards Irish Injured Jockeys is absolutely crucial for those who have been injured in the sport, and we thank all those who fundraised and contributed throughout this series for the cause.”

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