IT was during last year’s Galway Festival that the great John Thomas McNamara sadly passed and, in celebration of his life, the Irish Injured Jockey fund are joining forces with the g Hotel & Spa to raise much needed funds to help Irish jockeys and their families.

The fundraising J.T. McNamara Memorial Event kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, August 2nd in the g Hotel & Spa immediately after the racing at Ballybrit. For just €10 entry which will be donated to the Irish Injured Jockey fund, attendees will enjoy great music and tasty finger food sponsored by the g Hotel and an opportunity to win a fantastic range of prizes. An auction will take place for larger prizes as well as a raffle with all proceeds donated directly to the Irish Injured Jockey Fund.