Champion National Hunt and Flat Jockeys Ruby Walsh and Pat Smullen along with Davy Russell, Bryan Cooper, Katie Walsh and Patrick Mullins are just some of the many racing stars taking part in The Kube fundraiser for the Robbie McNamara Fund at Killashee Hotel on Saturday, January 30, at 7.30pm.
The fundraiser is based on the television game show The Cube, which offers contestants the chance to win a top prize by completing challenges from within a 4m x 4m x 4m perspex cube.
There will be 36 contestants divided into six teams of six. The fastest two will go through in each heat. At The Races presenter, Matt Chapman will act as MC. There will also be a charity auction on the night.
Limerick-born jockey, Robbie, was paralysed from the waist down in a fall at Wexford Racecourse in April 2015 and spent five months in hospital and rehabilitation. All monies raised will go to the Robbie McNamara Fund which enables Robbie to continue with his ongoing medical and practical requirements.
Martina Murphy Dunne, Racing Secretary for Dermot Weld and event organiser, said: “Robbie worked in the yard for 10 years, so his colleagues and friends here really wanted to do something to show our support. Jockeys are ultra-competitive, so The Kube is going to be a great event for racing fans to see the jockeys going against each other in the various trials and of course to raise funds for Robbie.”
Tickets are €20 and available from Horse Racing Ireland, The Turf Club and Racing Photographer Pat Healy or Martina Murphy Dunne at firstname.lastname@example.org.