HRI Go Racing Student Society go behind the scenes at Gordon Elliott's Racing Yard 07.11.17 Photo: Morgan Treacy INPHO
Forty-five Third Level
students took part in Horse Racing Ireland’s ‘Go Racing Student Society’
industry education day today and went behind the scenes at trainer Gordon
Elliott’s yard in Longwood, County Meath.
Students from various
colleges including NUI Maynooth, University of Limerick, UCD, Trinity College,
Dublin IT and Griffith College, met with leading trainer Gordon Elliott and got
to witness first-hand the work carried out by his team on a daily basis.
They were also introduced to stable stars Outlander, Apple’s Jade, Cause Of
Causes, Empire Of Dirt, Death Duty and Samcro.
The students then returned to
Fairyhouse for lunch and an action-packed afternoon of National Hunt racing.
The HRI ‘Go Racing Student Society’ was launched in 2016, an initiative to build on the growing interest
in horse racing among students and create opportunities to experience the sport
in greater depth. It is open to anyone currently in third level
education. Joining the society is free and trips are discounted. For
upcoming events or to register visit http://www.goracing.ie/get-into-racing/student-racing/
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