Free Entry to the Barney Curley Charity Cup at Bellewstown Racecourse featuring, Frankie Dettori on Wednesday September 27 2023

Bellewstown Racecourse today announced that there will be free entry at the forthcoming Barney Curley Charity Cup which will take centre stage at their race meeting on Wednesday September 27. This is the second year of this very special fixture on their annual calendar which has seen the racecourse raise over €200,000 for Barney Curley’s charity Direct Aid for Africa (DAFA) over the last two years.

Free entry is thanks to the sponsorship of the Irish National Bookmakers Association and will see legendary Italian jockey Frankie Dettori return to Bellewstown Racecourse in an ambassadorial role for DAFA.

Alan Delany, Vice Chair of Bellewstown and event organiser, said: “Over the last two years we’ve had two very special race days at Bellewstown in memory of Barney Curley and we are very keen to remember his special association with Bellewstown and continue his legacy, and the wonderful work of DAFA. We are delighted and thankful to have Frankie return to Bellewstown in this the year of his retirement and given how supportive punters have been to the charity and this event in the past it is fantastic that we can offer free entry to all, thanks to the National Bookmakers Association. There will be special events throughout the day that will allow people to meet up with Frankie and support the DAFA charity.”

Ray Mulvaney, Chairman Irish National Professional Bookmakers Association, said: “It is fantastic to get the opportunity to support this great event at Bellewstown. Barney is a racing legend and the work DAFA does in helping the poorest of the poor in Zambia is inspirational. As bookmakers we are looking forward to a very special day with Frankie in September and it is great that there will now be free entry for all on the day!”

Photo: Alan Delany, Vice Chair of Bellewstown & Ray Mulvaney, Chairman Irish National Professional Bookmakers Association

Copyright: Suzanne Collins Photography