For the fourth consecutive year, Glorious Goodwood’s exciting celebrity charity race, the Magnolia Cup, will welcome a star-studded line-up of ladies, including top fashion model and Ladies Day Ambassador Edie Campbell, and renowned fashion designers Sarah Burton and Vivienne Westwood. The ladies will take on the roles of jockeys, silk designers and team supporters in aid of two charities, The Reading Agency and Best Beginnings, on Ladies Day. Ladies Day provides the perfect opportunity for fashion lovers to showcase their summer style as a sea of floral dresses and wedged heels make their way through the gates.
Previous Magnolia Cup champion and Ladies Day Ambassador Edie Campbell will be returning to the track once again along with fellow jockey contenders, ex-manager of The Clash Tricia Simonon and jeweller Philippa Holland. New faces will also take the reins this year for the first time, including Director of Royal London Group Clare Salmon and eventer Tina Cook. The celebrity riders will be decked out in bespoke racing silks created by renowned fashion designers including Vivienne Westwood, Sarah Burton and Beulah London.
Campbell revealed she is “very excited to have taken on the role of leading lady – I’m hoping that we can raise even more money than in previous years – and hopefully I’ll still be the leading lady at the finish line too! I have yet to start my training regime but I can’t wait to get into full jockey mode,” which apparently involves “lots of riding out-of-control racehorses at 7am!”
Jewellery Designer Theo Fennell, who has designed the prizes for the race, admitted that he will be “shouting my support from the safety of the rails for the brave line up of ladies who will compete to be crowned Magnolia Cup winner 2014!”
Glorious Goodwood kicks off in spectacular fashion as thousands of race-goers flock to the downs to participate in what is considered a highlight of the sporting and social calendars. The style stakes are high and the racing even higher as fabulous fashion and spectacular horseracing take over the racecourse.
The Full List of Magnolia Cup Riders And Designers To Date