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Friday, August 2, 2019

A muslim girl with hijab jockey wins on Haverland and makes history

n competitive horse riding four months      ago Khadijah Mellah had not even sat on a racehorse, but on Thursday she made history by winning the Magnolia Cup at Glorious Goodwood.
The 18-year-old student is believed to be the first person in the UK to appear in a competitive horse race while wearing a hijab.The amateur rider from Peckham, in south London, won the five-and-a-half-furlong charity race aboard the Charlie Fellowes-trained 25-1 outsider Haverland.
In the process, she beat the likes of professional event rider Sophie van der Merwe and Olympic cycling champion turned amateur jockey Victoria Pendleton.