Cancer Trials Ireland

Pat Smullen Race Day To Aid Cancer Trials Ireland Set For Late August

The Pat Smullen race day, which will raise funds to aid Cancer Trials Ireland, will take place at the Curragh on Saturday, Aug. 26. Racegoers will have the opportunity to attend a post-race party with the band Superfly. Pat Smullen's daughter Hannah, former amateur jockey Kate Harrington and Olympian Sue Shortt are among 15 riders participating in the 12-furlong Pat Smullen Cancer Trials Ireland charity race supported by The Grafton Hotel, who are all raising funds individually. The race is held in memory of a family member or friend who...

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Smullen Still Making a Difference Through Cancer Trials Funding

Four summers ago, TDN had the privilege of having Pat Smullen as our weekly columnist. It would be easy to imagine that someone with as much knowledge of the racing game as the nine-time Irish champion jockey would just reel off a few thoughts and consider it job done, but that was not the way with Smullen. It was clear in our weekly chats that he took this new role every bit as seriously as he took race-riding, which he had to give up, reluctantly, at the age of 42,...

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Cancer Trials Ireland to Create Pat Smullen Chair in Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer Trials Ireland, the national organisation dedicated to advancing cancer clinical trials, will create a new position to anchor expertise in pancreatic research in Ireland with the ambition of creating a global centre for treatment and research for a form of cancer with some of the poorest outcomes--the Pat Smullen Chair in Pancreatic Cancer at University College Dublin. The position will require shared time between clinical work as a treating physician at St Vincent's University Hospital--the national surgical centre for pancreatic cancer--and research work at University College Dublin (UCD). Candidates...

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Coast to Curragh Charity Cycle Takes Place On August 27

The Coast to Curragh charity cycle will be run for a second year in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland on Saturday, August 27, where the legendary Pat Smullen will be remembered on the day. The Curragh have dedicated the August 27 fixture to the nine-time Irish champion jockey and the racecourse chief Brian Kavanagh revealed that he hopes to grow the event. The Coast to Curragh Cycle, which raised more than €185,000 last year, starts at Laytown Racecourse at 8am taking in seven racecourses and two stud farms in total,...

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Coast to Curragh Raises €145,000 For Cancer Trials Ireland

A total of €145,000 was raised by the inaugural Coast to Curragh charity cycle for Cancer Trials Ireland. Created by Gavin Lynch, the event started at Laytown Races and finished at The Curragh Racecourse. Over 300 people participated, among them Rachael Blackmore, Shane Foley, Barry Geraghty, Paul Carberry and Tadhg O'Shea, in the 155km charity cycle. Members of the late Pat Smullen's family, his wife Frances, son Paddy, and brothers Ger and Brian, also took part. Pat's daughter Hannah and weigh room friend Kevin Manning were waiting at the finish...

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Charity Cycle In Memory Of Pat Smullen

The Coast To Curragh charity cycle will be staged on Sept. 25, with a host of racing personalities taking place in the event that will raise money for Cancer Trials Ireland in memory of Pat Smullen. Smullen, nine times Irish champion jockey and a beloved member of the Irish weighing room, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last September after fighting so bravely and raising millions for Cancer Trials Ireland. The cycle will begin at Laytown Races and finish at The Curragh, a distance of 155 km that will feature...

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Race Named After Pat Smullen to Be Held at Jebel Ali

Following a directive by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Chief of Dubai Police and Public Security, the Pat Smullen Conditions S. will be held at Jebel Ali on Feb. 19, the racecourse announced on Tuesday. The late Smullen, a multiple champion jockey in his native Ireland, passed away from pancreatic cancer last September. During his career as a jockey, he was the retained jockey for Jebel Ali Stables in Dubai from 2000-2002, and was also a stable jockey for His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al...

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A Tribute to Pat Smullen From Cancer Trials Ireland

Editor's note, the following is a letter sent from Cancer Trials Ireland to the family of Pat Smullen, who passed away from pancreatic cancer on Tuesday evening. To the family of Pat Smullen It is with a very heavy heart that, on behalf of the staff and members of Cancer Trials Ireland, we put pen to paper in remembrance of our friend, and benefactor, Pat Smullen. Pat was a friend like no other. Almost a year ago to the day, Pat and his supporters raised a game-changing €2.6m for pancreatic...

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Cancer Trials Ireland Donates €100K for Genetic Sequencer

A €100,000 cheque from Cancer Trials Ireland was presented by nine-time champion jockey Pat Smullen to doctors at St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin for a next generation sequencing (NGS) machine, Horse Racing Ireland announced on Monday. The donation is a direct result of the money raised on Smullen's behalf at last September's Longines Irish Champions Weekend which included the Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland at The Curragh. "I'm delighted the generosity that people showed is having impacts like this, and I look forward to seeing more opportunities...

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