Tom Rudd comes onboard as General Manager of Limerick Racecourse

Tom Rudd, newly-appointed General Manager of Limerick Racecourse

FORMER Irish Grand National-winning jockey Tom Rudd has been unveiled as the new General Manager at Limerick Racecourse.
Rudd won the 1999 Grand National with Michael O’Brien’s Glebe Lad. Other notable career-defining victories include the Galway Plate, Ulster National, Cork National, Kerry Petroleum Chase, Fortria Chase, Denny’s Juvenile Hurdle and Denny’s Gold Medal Novices Chase.
“I am truly excited to be joining Limerick,” commented Rudd, joining Limerick from Tattersalls Ireland.
“I have a passion for the sport and the wider industry. I look forward to growing Limerick Racecourse into something even better than it is over the coming years.
“I have, along with the Board, long term plans and can’t wait to get into the real action that comes with being General Manager of such a fine facility as Limerick Racecourse.”
Limerick Chairman Mark McMahon said that he is “delighted that Tom has come on board”.
“He has great enthusiasm for our sport and he is progressive in his plans to further cement Limerick Racecourse as a sporting destination, and much more besides. We wish Tom well and look forward to working with him well into the future.”
Meanwhile, Limerick hosted a number of successful National Hunt fixtures on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.
The latter was an Inter-Firm Race Day in aid of Cliona’s Foundation, whereby each firm was allocated a horse and the winning entrant, based on a points system, received earn a prize of a complimentary race sponsorship – with all the trimmings, such as corporate suite and race day branding – at a Limerick fixture later in the year.