Monty’s Pass helps launch Marymount fundraiser

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice and Cork Racecourse, Mallow have joined forces to host a fun and entertaining raceday for all the family on Saturday, August 17th. All funds raised from the event will go directly to Marymount’s community palliative care services. James Murphy, Marymount resident, gives 2003 Aintree Grand National winner Monty's Pass a big welcome to Marymount. (Picture: Brian Lougheed)

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice along with Cork Racecourse, Mallow are delighted to announce details of an exciting addition to Cork’s racing calendar this summer on Saturday, August 17th.

Details of the raceday were announced at the launch which took place on Thursday, May 24th in Marymount, Curraheen where star of the launch was 2003 Aintree Grand National winning horse Monty’s Pass, who greeted residents as they reminisce on his famous win in the race.

The launch was attended by a host of familiar faces including well known jockey Danny Mullins and sporting legends Mick O’Driscoll, Larry Tompkins, Tomás Mulcahy, Teddy McCarthy, Tim O’Mahony, and Kevin Flahive.

Plenty family fun & action

The raceday is set to be a fantastic day out for everyone with Listed and Group 3 action, as well as live music and family fun activities for the whole family throughout the day.

All proceeds from August 17th will go directly to Marymount’s specialist community palliative care services.

Vital service

This vital service offers support to people who are living at home with a serious illness in Cork City and County and is completely free of charge, running seven days a week.

It’s a very exciting time at Cork Racecourse who are delighted to be supporting Marymount.

The racecourse recently unveiled a new 7 furlong straight track which has received huge praise from industry leaders who have welcomed the addition to Irish racing.

Tickets for the event are available to purchase at with a variety of packages available.

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