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Cracking the whip at 'Jockey Olympics'

AIRLINE boss Michael O'Leary was among the crowd yesterday as the first 'Jockey Olympics' were in full flight.

The Ryanair chief executive and Gigginstown Stud owner enjoyed the spectacle as leading jockeys were taken out of their comfort zones.

Jockeys including Andrew McNamara and David Casey were no longer in the riding seat as they competed in a slow bicycle race, an egg and spoon race, a three-legged race and a football skills test.

The Jockey 'Olympics' took place on Cheltenham Trial day at the Naas Racecourse in aid of the GOAL Haiti appeal.

Irish Independent