Congratulations to our 2023 winners Long Limbs Jim in Race 1 and Happy Days in Race 2! Thank you to all who donated in support of the Arc of NJ!
Watch Race 1 - The Foals (under 50)Watch Race 2 - The Thoroughbreds (50+)

Requirements: You must raise $, get in a horse suit, run down the homestretch in 2- 4 inches of mud in front of 80,000 people, hope to make it to the finish line and win absolutely nothing but the satisfaction of helping others!

How It Works

When: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack
Time: Race will take place between real horse races (to be determined)

Course: 1/16 of a mile dash out of actual starting gate & down the front homestretch. The track announcer will call race live over the P.A.
Who: Up to 10 “horses” per race and their handlers
How: Send horse entries to

Cost: Buy-in goal for each “horse” is to generate as much money as possible – raised from friends, family, co-workers, strangers, etc. $1000.00 PER HORSE IS THE GOAL

Sponsor Form

Monies raised by the NJ Irish Festival Foundation’s 2023
“Human Horse” races will be donated to:
The Arc of New Jersey

Sponsor a horse by donating
(include name of “horse” or trainer
so donation is credited appropriately)

Watch past Human Horse Races

2021 | 2018 | 2016 | 2014 | 2012 | 2010

Race 1: The Foals (49 and Younger)
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Race 2: The Thoroughbreds (50 and Older)
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