‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ Day

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‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ Day

200 Local School Pupils were joined by Trainer Tom Cooper and local Jockey Eoin McCarthy

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) held a ‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ Day at Listowel Racecourse this morning (5th September).

Two hundred 5th and 6th class pupils from local schools took part in demonstrations from Farrier Donal Bennett and heard talks from Trainer Tom Cooper and local jockey Eoin McCarthy. The pupils also met the Track Manager, Dan O’Connell who explained how the team at Listowel Racecourse prepares the ground for racing.

HRI Marketing Executive, Lorraine Page said: “The objective of the ‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ initiative is to build ties between the racecourses and their local community, encouraging an affinity with racing which will hopefully produce future race-goers. The activities educate school children about racing and show them what happens behind the scenes at the racecourse.”

All the pupils received a ‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ goodie bag at the end of the day which included complimentary tickets to the first day of the Listowel Harvest Festival on Sunday 15th September.

Eric Browne, Chairman of Listowel Racecourse commented: “I think it’s great to see the younger generations developing an interest in horseracing – they are the racegoers of the future and we were delighted to have them here at Listowel today. Hopefully the children will be back with their parents for our Family Day on Sunday 15th September”

Listowel Harvest Festival runs for seven days from Sunday September 15th until Saturday September 21st.

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