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Other Sports - 01. August 2019.

Khadijah Mellah, UK's first female Muslim jockey, wins debut race at Glorious Goodwood

Khadijah Mellah wins the 2019 Magnolia Cup on Haverland at Goodwood








The 18-year-old from Peckham rode Haverland in the Magnolia Cup, a women-only charity race, and beat the likes of Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton and model Vogue Williams.

Mellah raced less than four months after first sitting on a racehorse The charity race, a five-furlong and 110-yard flat race, was held on the third day of the meet to raise funds for Wellbeing of Women


She said ahead of the race: "It’s crazy to think of my journey over the last couple of months but a big part of my life has been proving people wrong,” she said.

"There are definitely a fair few guys out there who would struggle to do what I am doing and I am thrilled that I am part of shift in social understanding of what women can achieve and what they can be good at.

"There’s quite a stereotype around Muslim girls and them ‘not being able to follow their sporting passions and dreams’.

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