Civic Reception for Derek Fox on Easter Sunday at 6pm

A civic reception will be held in honour of 24 year old jockey from Emmett Place, Sligo, Derek Fox, tomorrow.

Riding the Horse ‘One For Arthur’, they overcame odds of 14-1 to be crowned winners of the Grand National 2017 in Aintree, Liverpool on Saturday April 8th.

Trainer Mark McNiff is an uncle of the jockey and also had a horse ridden by him in Aintree over the weekend

There was doubt over whether he would even be able to take part as he suffered a bad fall on March 9th in Carlisle but was cleared to race only 3 days before the Grand National.

Derek will be in Sligo for the event which is on from 6pm tomorrow at County Hall in Riverside.

Speaking to Ocean FM News earlier in the week, Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Hubert Keaney tells us what’s planned.