We are very grateful to Horse Racing Ireland for inviting our pupils to Tipperary Racecourse on 26th September.
The aim of the visit was to educate the pupils about horse racing and show them what happens behind the scenes, as well as making them feel part of their local racecourse.
When they arrived a lady showed them the equipment required for horse racing. They visited the Gallery and saw photos of famous winners of big races. They visited the jockeys’ weighing room where a jockey spoke to them about the life of a jockey and the importance of a healthy diet. They were shown a race horse in the paddock by a trainer and he allowed the pupils to ask him questions about the horse. The pupils rode on the horse simulator which they thoroughly enjoyed!!!.
The pupils found it a very interesting and informative visit. Refreshment s were provided for all and they received a “Goody Bag” on leaving. A great day was enjoyed by all.