Silk Series 2019 race dates announced
Plans for this summer’s lady jockeys’ pro/am Silk Series have been announced with added fixtures taking the total to 13 races to include races from non-Arena racecourses Goodwood, Hamilton, Musselburgh and York.
Ex-amateur apprentice Megan Nicholls won the 2017 Tufnell Trophy and this year the point-based series offers a total of £150,000 in prize-money, with the £20,000 finale programmed to take place at the St Leger meeting.
Our favourite race from last year has to be Newcastle’s with amateurs monopolising the first three places: triple champion lady rider Carol Bartley won aboard Archipelago for Iain Jardine with Ella McCain 2nd (Sikandar) and Carly Scott 3rd (Royal Reserve).
Good luck ladies! We look forward to a great summer ahead.