JOHN Butler (jockeys’ physiotherapist) and Paul Quish (racecourse announcer) got together late last year for an industry fundraiser in memory of Pat Smullen. They write: “Pat Smullen was inspirational in his support for our Jockey’s Jingle project in 2019 and the subsequent visit by jockeys, trainers and racing officials to Crumlin Hospital, so we dedicated the fundraising effort to his memory.

“We specifically focused on raising funds to buy a spinal cell saver auto transfusion, an essential piece of equipment at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) Crumlin identified to provide children in Ireland with life-changing treatment.