Female horse riders gearing up for Magnolia Cup at Qatar Goodwood Festival Ladies' Day

FEARLESS female horse riders will take part in the sixth Magnolia Cup at this month's Qatar Goodwood Festival Ladies' Day.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 6:03 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:49 pm

The high-profile participants will charge down five-and-a-half furlongs of the straight course at Goodwood Racecourse, in front of a capacity crowd.

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The ladies have only limited experience of riding racehorses and for some it will be their first time riding in a race.

Goodwood Racecourse chairman Lord March said: ‘The riders for this have been training extremely hard to prepare for their great race.’