All monies raised by the 2024 races will be donated to:

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 09, 2024
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 - coming soon

Monies raised by the NJ Irish Festival Foundation’s 
“Human Horse” races will be donated the charities above.

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

Race 1: The Foals (49 and Younger)
Space Horse Name Stable Trainer
1 Elmer McMonster Stables Mason and Ethan McMullen
2 McMiserable McNasty Stable Bridgett Mc
3 MurthQuake Tenth Ave Stable John Murtha
4 Tommy Cutlets Bugliaro Stable Steve Bugliaro
5 Hoof Arted Not So Stable Jack & Emily Breiner
6 Chief Digger Daddy Shay Mikey Joey Stables Jenn-A-Boom
7 Swift Out the Gate Lavender Hayz Stable Kelce Handler
8 Brenden Murphy Dundalk Stables Bob Murphy
9 Irish Anthony Raised on Majestic Stables Mike McNamara
10 Pay the Toal Bar A Stables Jay MacClearie
11 Irish I'd Win Shea-nannigan Stables MCDOI
12 Chaos Coordinator DJ & Sydney Stables Dan Reilly
13 Flush With Luck CoopElla and Grandpa Racing Stables, Inc Gary Smith
Race 2: The Thoroughbreds (50 and Older)
Space Horse Name Stable Trainer
1 Bud Lighting Green Bay Stable Phil Lehman
2 Bad Santa rides again Stable of Misfit Toys Meagan Ryan
3 Shamos B Stumblin Irish Goodbye Stables Mike Sullivan
4 Happy Days Dublin City Stables John "Giddy up" Sheridan
5 Accidental Irishman Double "L" Stable Bill Clohosey
6 Grandpa Joe Cross Country Stables Scotty D
7 Wine Fairy DeMaio Vineyards Col. John DeMaio
8 Grammy Be Hurtin Sunset Beach Stables Pinot Blondie
9 Grumpy Grandpa 11th Ave Stables Doc Budweiser
10 High Steaks Mason Mad Dog Stables Patty Love
Watch past Human Horse Races on our YouTube channel
2021 - 2024