May 12, 2021

Jockeys Don Designer Silks at Goodwood

THREE’S A CHARM: “This was a beautiful racing silk designed by Tabitha Webb,” said Emily Baxendale, creative director and designer of British millinery label Emily-London. “Her background was in styling and then shoes. So she translated that into a horseshoe design. Then there’s a rainbow for vibrancy and also the luck of the horseshoe as a kind of symbol in itself.”
Baxendale was among 12 female jockeys that took part in Qatar Goodwood Festival Ladies’ Day race on Thursday. A highlight of the British social calendar during the summer, the five-and-a-half furlong Magnolia Cup is an annual charity event that takes place on the Goodwood estate in West Sussex, England. Riders included Baxendale, Harvey Nichols group marketing and creative director Shadi Halliwell, Aly Vance, Dido Harding, Charlotte Hogg, Clare Salmon, Sarah Ayton, Alby Bailey, Camilla Swift, Georgie Lane-Godfrey, Victoria Gray and Izzy Taylor.
Baxendale — who came in third place — has taken part in the event for nearly three years now. “Training is not tough,” said Baxendale. “It is endurable but it is hard work. It is a level of commitment. It is such a privilege to race here at Goodwood. I think you have to enjoy every moment. The experience

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