pancreatic cancer

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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Looking for a Mayo Miracle

Joe Trawitzki is a trainer's dream. As an owner, he takes the bad news with the good, he always puts the horse first and of course, he shows up at the barn with two dozen doughnuts in tow. But while Joe is eagerly anticipating the debut of his 2-year-old filly this year, he's not sure if he will have the opportunity to see her reach the starting gate. [Elite_video_player id="2" html5videos_hd="https://player.vimeo.com/external/551543400.sd.mp4?s=7dcd0b0f22836a9d40ef92966eb07b4c40909afe&profile_id=165" html5videos_videoThumbnails_jpg="" html5videos_title="Mayo Miracle" prerolls="https://player.vimeo.com/external/519962879.sd.mp4?s=9d576079a6a7a3ddcffa7f2eba1a769c2ca70def&profile_id=165"] On May 21, 2020, the Wisconsin native went to the hospital for what he thought...

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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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Irish Champion Jockey Pat Smullen, 43, Passes Away

Pat Smullen, Irish Champion Jockey nine times throughout his career, passed away on the evening of Sept.15 at St Vincent's Hopsital in Dublin, Ireland. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of 2018, he was 43. Smullen began riding out as an apprentice for Tom Lacy, and made an immediate impact, being named champion apprentice both in 1995 and 1996. He also rode for Joanna Morgan and after serving his apprenticeship, Smullen rode for various other trainers, including John Oxx, and Tommy Stack before joining forces as first call rider for...

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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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