The Silk Series - St Leger Day


20 August 2019

Will Megan Nicholls make it a hat trick, and take the title for the third consecutive year?

Following in her Father; Champion Jumps trainer Paul Nicholls’ footsteps Megan is setting records of her own.

Megan finished ahead of Nicola Currie and Georgia Cox to claim the inaugural Silk Series in 2017, and in 2018 fought off challenges from series rivals Jane Elliott and Rhian Ingram to retain her title.

Why is the Silk Series so special?

Doncaster Ladies Day is now known not only for stunning fashion, but equally for hosting the final leg of the groundbreaking series, the only series dedicated to female Jockeys.

The Silk Series Champion, each year is rewarded with the Tuffnell Trophy, an honour named in memory of Meriel Tufnell MBE.

Meriel was the first female jockey to win a race under rules, a feat she achieved in the Goya Stakes at Kempton Park on May 1972, she was also the founder of the Lady Jockey’s Association- the first such body in the world.

The Silk Series is also special for another reason; since its inception in 2017, the series has raised £100k for Cancer Research, through the donation of £1 of all tickets sold to Silk Series Fixtures.

Did you know? £1 of all tickets sold for today’s fixture have been donated to Cancer Research.

Regardless of who wins the Silk Series race, and who is crowned Silk Series Champion 2019, the Silk Series will continue to support its charitable cause, pioneer sportswomen, and inspire achievement.

Good luck Girls!

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