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NEWS: Lots for racing charity auction announced
on 11 January 2019
Nearly 50 lots announced for racing charity auction event with Joe Schmidt

The racing community and the wider public have donated nearly 50 items for a special horse racing charities event with Joe Schmidt in the Keadeen Hotel next Thursday January 17th.

Irish Injured Jockeys, the Irish Horse Welfare Trust and the Drogheda Memorial Fund have come together to host ‘An Audience with Joe Schmidt’ next Thursday January 17 at 1pm in the County Kildare hotel.

The online auction lots include a yard visits, VIP racing experiences at Punchestown, Leopardstown and Galway, signed sporting memorabilia, 2019 All Ireland Final tickets, Irish Natinal Stud racing club membership, luxury hotel getaways and much more!

Bids for the online auction are now being accepted at here and will close on Thursday January 17th at 6pm.

Goffs Director of Sales Nick Nugent will conduct the ‘Top Lot’ auction of 12 unique and high-value items at the lunchtime event in the Keadeen Hotel. These items can also be viewed at


We have 12 items in the live auction which will take place after lunch on Thursday January 17th at the Keadeen Hotel. These include:

Racing Colours: BEIGE

A plain set of beige colours, including complimentary registration for life with Horse Racing Ireland. This is the only set of plain colours currently available for registration in Ireland.

Nomination to Tasleet for 2019

Tasleet stands at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk under the management of the Shadwell Estate Company.

The Forge - Carolyn Alexander Painting

Original painting by leading equine artist Carolyn "Lyn" Alexander (16 ½ Inches by 22 ½ Inches)

Signed Irish Rugby Team Jersey

Irish jersey signed by the 2018 winning Six Nations Rugby Squad.

Aran Islands Deluxe Experience for Two

Available: March to October

Approximate duration 7 hours

2019 All-Ireland Hurling Final Tickets

Two tickets to the 2019 All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park on Sunday August 18th.

Racing Colours

A unique and rare set of racing colours with an emerald green body with a white cap with complimentary life registration.

Ballydoyle Yard Visit

An exclusive yard visit to Ballydoyle, the home of multiple Flat Champion Trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Willie Mullins Yard Visit

Yard visit for four people to Ireland’s Champion National Hunt Trainer, Willie Mullins in Closutton, Co Carlow for four guests.

€1000 Paddy Power Bet

€1000 Paddy Power bet on the winner of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown Racecourse at Dublin Racing Festival on Sunday February 3rd 2019. Any winnings will be based on the starting price and will include the €1000 stake.

Sea the Stars Designer Handbag

A unique Sea the Stars designer handbag; commemorating the champion racehorse.

Weekend stay at any of the Dublin O’Callaghan Collection Hotels

Two-night weekend stay at any of the Dublin O’Callaghan Collection Hotels – The Alex, The Davenport, The Green or The Mont. Each hotel has its own unique style and is centrally located at the heart of the city.

There is limited availability for tables of 10, which include lunch, for €1000.

Please contact Donal O’Shea from the Drogheda Memorial Fund on 045 445 620 or by email:

Anybody who is unable to attend but wishes to make a bid on any of the top lots can also send advance bids to Donal O’Shea by 5pm on Wednesday January 16th.

All proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to the Irish Injured Jockeys, the Irish Horse Welfare Trust and the Drogheda Memorial Fund.

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