Girls take centre stage at Carlisle racecourse next month — for the world’s first race meeting for lady jockeys.
All six races on the card on Monday 1 August are for female-only professionals, amateurs and apprentices.
Leading Flat jockeys Hayley Turner, Sophie Doyle and Laura Pike will be riding.
Hayley said: “I hope this unique night will encourage more women into racing.”
And Sophie added: “Hopefully, some big-name trainers will fill the entries and help towards a great cause.”
Racing will be followed by a concert by X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. Tickets are priced from £13.60.
For more information visit www.carlisle-races.co.uk
This new story was first published in Horse & Hound (21 July, 2011)