Event rider Laura Collett is off to Goodwood races this afternoon (Wednesday 31 July) — and will be taking over the H&H Twitter account.

“I’m excited about getting out and about, and having a day at the races,” Laura told H&H.

This will be Laura’s first outing since her rotational fall at Tweseldown earlier this month (8 July) that left her in intensive care.

Laura sustained lung damage and fractured ribs in the fall from Tis A Beauty. She has since been recovering at Oaksey House, the Injured Jockeys Fund’s rehabilitation centre in Lambourn, Berks.

“I’m really looking forward to today,” she said. “I’ve only been to one big Flat meeting before — Royal Ascot a few years ago — and this is my first time at Goodwood.”

This afternoon she’ll also watch the  ‘Duel on the Downs’ where Dawn Approach and Toronado will go head-to-head in the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes at 3.05pm.

“It will be great to witness that race,” she added. “I think Dawn Approach will win.”

Goodwood is also known for its fashionable racegoers — and Laura has a new outfit for the day. “It was a good excuse to go shopping!” she said.

Laura will be attending Goodwood as a guest of British Champions Series.

“We’re delighted Laura is fit and well to attend Glorious Goodwood, and witness the Duel on the Downs II taking place between Dawn Approach and Toronado in QIPCO Sussex Stakes. We wish her a great day out experiencing some of the world’s finest Flat racing,” said Sara Leach of British Champions Series.
 
Laura will be tweeting with the hashtag #CollettGoesRacing from 12pm-4pm.

To follow Laura’s day out at Goodwood, follow @horseandhound on Twitter, or see her tweets below.