Racing Charity Auction Event with Joe Schmidt

Racing Charity Auction Event with Joe Schmidt

Nearly 50 lots announced. Racing, sports and entertainment packages lead auction Items

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 17.

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 full list of auction items are now available to view at  and include a €1000 Paddy Power bet on the winner of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown Racecourse this February, a much sought after Irish rugby jersey signed by the 2018 winning Six Nations rugby squad, signed and framed photographs from a host of sporting and entertainment stars including Lionel Messi, Pele, Brian O’Driscoll and Ed Sheeran, VIP packages to the Punchestown and Galway festivals, a luxury stay at Kilkea Castle Hotel and Golf Resort, lifetime use of plain beige racing colours and a green set with a white cap, yard visits to Willie Mullins, Aidan O’Brien, Joseph O’Brien, Jessica Harrington, membership to the Irish National Stud Racing Club and a 2019 nomination to Tasleet who stands at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk under the management of the Shadwell Estate Company.

 Other sports have answered the call with signed jerseys and hurleys from this year’s All-Ireland football and hurling finals including tickets for both finals in 2019.

There will be two separate auctions – an online auction of nearly 40 items and a ‘Top Lot’ auction featuring 12 exceptional items.  Bids for the online auction are now being accepted at and will close on Thursday January 17 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

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 16.

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


 There are 12 items in the 'Top Lot' which have been selected for the live auction which will take place after lunch on Thursday January 17 at the Keadeen Hotel

The 12 'Top Lot' items can be viewed on 

However, bids will only be taken for these items at the lunchtime event. 

Tickets for this event, which are nearly sold out, can be obtained from Donal O Shea at

 Racing Colours: BEIGE  A plain set of beige colours, including complimentary registration for life with Horse Racing Ireland.  

 Nomination to Tasleet for 2019

 The Forge - Carolyn Alexander Painting

Signed Irish Rugby Team Jersey

Aran Islands Deluxe Experience for Two

2019 All-Ireland Hurling Final Tickets

Racing Colours           

Ballydoyle Yard Visit 

Willie Mullins Yard Visit 

€1000 Paddy Power Bet

Sea the Stars Designer Handbag

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


There are nearly 40 items in the online auction. These items are available for bids at:

The online items will close for bids at 6pm on Thursday January 17. 

The highest online bid received by 6pm on Thursday January 17, will win the item. Further items may be added in the coming days.

 Joseph O’Brien Yard Visit

Lionel Messi Signed Framed Barcelona Shirt

Jessica Harrington Yard Visit 

Pele Framed & Signed Shirt

'The Miracle in Medinah' Ryder Cup Pin flag (Framed)

Extreme Sports Break at the Slieve Russell hotel

Signed Limerick Jersey

Signed Dublin Jersey

Tiger Roll Colours, Aintree Grand National Winner 2018

Paul McGrath 8 x 6" Signed & Framed Photograph

Lunch and Racing for 10 Guests at Leopardstown

Signed Limerick Hurley

2019 All-Ireland Football Final Tickets

VIP Package to 2019 Galway Plate Day

Brian O'Driscoll Signed & Framed Picture

VIP Package to the Punchestown Festival 2019     

Membership to The Irish National Stud Racing Club

Luxury Stay at Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort   

Race Sponsorship Package at Fairyhouse Racecourse 

Connolly's RED MILLS Horse Feed    

VIP Tattersalls Ireland International Horse Trials package            

4-Ball at Palmerstown House Estate            

VIP Tour of Kildangan Stud 

Usain Bolt Framed & Signed Photo

Paddy Power Hospitality at Cheltenham Festival 2019

Ed Sheeran 10 x 8" Signed Photograph

Henry de Bromhead Yard Visit 

Tammy Walters Horse Head Print. Title: "Her Grace"

Four Ball at Killeen Castle

Noel Meade Yard Visit

2018 Ryder Cup Pin Flag

Gordon Elliott Yard Visit 

Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge Break

Horseware Medium weight Turnout Rug with Hood 

Horseware Medium weight Rambo Turnout rug  

Educogym Three Month Membership

Full details are available at


Irish Injured Jockeys
Irish Injured Jockeys was set up in 2014 to increase awareness and raise vital funds to support injured jockeys. Funds raised through Irish Injured Jockeys go to the injured riders who are in most need of support.

Irish Horse Welfare Trust
Irish Horse Welfare Trust was established in 1999 to help the plight of horses in Ireland. As Ireland’s largest dedicated equine charity, it provides a dedicated centre, equipped for 65 horses and ponies, including re-training retired racehorses, at their equine centre in Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow.

Drogheda Memorial Fund
Drogheda Memorial Fund was established in 1893 to provide temporary and permanent financial assistance to trainers and riders who find themselves in needy circumstances whether from age, sickness, accident or misfortune. It also provides funds for the widows and children of such people. Income for the fund is derived from a portion of the annual licence fees of jockeys, qualified riders (amateur jockeys) and trainers, from investment income and from voluntary donations.

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