Polly Gundry comes out of retirement for charity race at Kelso

  • H&H point-to-point columnist Polly Gundry is coming out of race-riding retirement for one day only — to take part in a charity race at Kelso.

    The race on 22 May is in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund, with the specific aim of building a rehabilitation centre for injured riders in the north of England.

    Polly, the most successful female point-to-point rider of all time, said that despite being “flat out” with training National Hunt racehorses she is supportive of such a worthy cause.

    “I feel so lucky that I have retired from race riding in one piece, especially as recently there have been some horrid injuries suffered by the professional jump boys in particular,” she said.

    Polly isn’t yet sure of the horse she’ll be riding, but it’ll be provided by trainer and Injured Jockeys Fund vice-president Jack Berry, who has been the driving force behind the proposed rehabilitation centre.

    To sponsor Polly, visit www.justgiving.com/Polly-Gundry

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