Sister Anne Neylon gallops to victory on Sweet Devine in world's first Nun Run at the Trim Pony Races.

Thousands of people came to see nuns from all over their world swap their habits for riding breeches to try their hand at being jockeys at the Trim Pony Races in County Meath.

An anonymous donor has given £1000 prize money for the first nun past the post in the one and a half mile flat race, and the proceeds will go to local charities and a Dublin inner city youth programme.

Prior to the race a nun on her pony Holy Moses declares herself,

Confident as Moses passing over the Red Sea.

The race was won by bookies favourite Daughter of Charity Sister Anne Neylon, from Raheny in Dublin. She galloped across the finishing line on her pony Sweet Divine to win the Nun Run Perpetual Trophy.

Before entering her community, Sister Anne worked as a stable girl in the Captain Stone stables in Ashtown, County Meath. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 May 1988. The reporter is Gerry Reynolds.