Khadijah Mellah: the first jockey to wear a hijab on a British racecourse – video

Khadijah Mellah will ride out at Glorious Goodwood and make history in front of 25,000 people.

The 18-year-old student, who trained at Ebony Horse CLub in Brixton, is believed to be the first person in the UK to appear in a competitive horse race while wearing a hijab.

She will ride in the all-female Magnolia Cup – an amateur jockey’s charity race – alongside former Olympian turned jockey Victoria Pendleton and TV personality Vogue Williams

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