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P2P regular Barron to represent Ireland in 2018

P2P regular Barron to represent Ireland in 2018

Ray Barron has been unveiled as the Irish representative in the 2018 Gentlemen’s League.

 
The series which is entering it’s second season, sees amateur jockeys from Ireland, Great Britain and France compete against each other over a number of races at courses across Western Europe.
 
In last year’s inaugural series, Dean Sinnott came out on top for Ireland following five rounds at Cork Racecourse, Le Lion D’Angers, Vaumas, Craon and Barbury.
 
Ray Barron is the jockey who has been selected to follow in his footsteps to represent Ireland in 2018.
 
The 26-year-old from Limerick has gained plenty of experience riding in point-to-point’s, having amassed over 360 rides in the pointing fields in the past eight seasons’, producing 17 winners.
 
On the track, Barron has added a further five victories to his career tally, including a season’s best of three already this campaign.
 
18-year-old Noel George, the son of well-known trainer Tom, will represent Britain, whilst the French representative will be Guillaume Viel, who already has experience of the series.
 
The 22-year-old deputised at the final event of last season’s series for his compatriot Pierre Dubourg when Dubourg made the switch to the professional ranks.
 
The full calendar for the 2018 series has not yet been released, however it is expected to start at the Cork Racecourse Student Race day later this month, taking in the CIT Cream of the Crop Qualified Riders Handicap Hurdle, where the three participating riders will have their mounts randomly drawn from the top three horses by racecard order. 
 

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