The line-up has been announced for the the 10th ‘Leger Legends Race’, The Mondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes, to be held at Doncaster Racecourse on Wednesday 11th September at 3.35pm.
It includes former six-time British champion jockey, Kieren Fallon who is joined by former stars of the National Hunt weighing room including recently retired jockeys Noel Fehily and Andrew Thornton, who both rode over 1000 winners apiece. Fallon says:
“‘I am looking forward to riding in the race in its 10th year. It is for two very worthy causes in the Injured Jockeys Fund and National Horseracing College and I am pleased to support them, as well of course as trying to win the race!”.
He will be trying to emulate Sir Anthony McCoy, President of the Injured Jockeys Fund, who won the race in 2015, on his first ride in public since retirement.
Since its inauguration in 2010 over £1million has been raised for the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Jack Berry House and the National Horseracing College.
Geoff Turnbull, sponsor and owner of Elwick Stud says:
‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring the tenth running of the Leger Legends Stakes. We recognise the fantastic work carried out by the committee in organising an event to raise vital funds for Jack Berry House and the National Horseracing College, who provide excellent training and support to make this fantastic sport possible. The Mondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes has a very fitting venue as Doncaster was the first racecourse the horse carried our colours at.”
Jockey Line Up
1. Gary Bardwell
2. Sammy Jo Bell
3. Colin Bolger
4. Kieren Fallon
5. Noel Fehily
6. Brian Harding
7. Luke Harvey
8. Barry Keniry
9. Jamie Mackay
10. Derek McGaffin
11. Timmy Murphy
12. Adrian Nicholls
13. Ollie Pears
14. Charlie Poste
15. Victoria Smith
16. Andrew Thornton
1. Ger Tummelty
2. Russ Kennemore
THE INJURED JOCKEYS FUND was founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers. Since then the Fund has helped over 1000 jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £18m in charitable assistance.
The IJF helps any rider who holds, or has held, a Professional or Amateur licence issued by the British Horseracing Authority including Apprentice, Conditional and Point-to-Point riders, including any spouse, partner, child or dependant they may have. The IJF has three Rehabilitation and Fitness Centres, Oaksey House in Lambourn, which opened in 2009, Jack Berry House in Malton, which opened in 2015 and Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket, which opened in 2019. Injured Jockey Fund
THE NATIONAL HORSERACING COLLEGE - National Horseracing College (NHC) provides a responsive centre of training excellence within the north, identifying, encouraging and nurturing talent, particularly within young people. NHC’s wide range of courses specifically cater for the staffing needs of the British racing industry. 94% of Foundation Course students go on to exciting careers in the horse racing industry, many of whom continue their education with NHC during their employment. In only 12 weeks student can be qualified to work in the horse racing industry. National Horseracing College