Eventer turns jockey at Glorious Goodwood

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  • Olympic eventer Tina Cook is among a field of high-profile ladies taking part in this year’s hot renewal of the Magnolia Cup at Glorious Goodwood.

    The celebrity line-up for the charity race, which takes place on Ladies’ Day (Thursday 31 July), also includes top fashion model Edie Campbell, a previous winner and Goodwood Ladies’ Day ambassador.

    “I’m very excited to take on the role of leading lady. I can’t wait to get back into full jockey mode,” said Edie.

    But Edie faces some tough opposition, including from Tricia Simonon, model and ex-manager of The Clash, and jeweller Philippa Holland — who has won the race the past two years.

    There will also be some new faces this year. Clare Salmon, director of Royal London Group rides in the race for the first time, and Tina Cook is also making her debut.

    However, the eventer is no stranger to racing — her father Josh was a trainer, as is her brother Nick. She also won a charity race at Cheltenham in 2012 and will be aiming for victory again.

    The celebrity jockeys will sport silks created by top fashion designers including Vivienne Westwood, Sarah Burton, Jasmine Guinness, Bella Freud and Beulah.

    Proceeds will go to two charities — the Reading Agency, which is dedicated to helping people improve their life chances through becoming confident readers and Best Beginnings, a charity that addresses child heath inequalities in the UK.

    Glorious Goodwood starts tomorrow (29 July) and runs until Saturday (2 August).

    Highlights include the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes on Wednesday, which looks set to be a hot contest between ” href=”https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/royal-ascot-pictures-hhs-highlights-final-2-days-gallery/” target=”_blank”>Royal Ascot winners Toronado (trained by Richard Hannon) and Kingman (John Gosden).

    For more information visit: www.goodwood.co.uk or tel: 01243 755055

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