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Oth­ers ath­letes to take up rac­ing

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Racing -

Vic­to­ria Pendle­ton

With two gold medals and a sil­ver in track cy­cling, Pendle­ton was one of Bri­tain’s most suc­cess­ful fe­male Olympians. Af­ter she re­tired she rode Pasha Du to fifth in the Chel­tenham Fox­hunters. She de­scribed it as the “prob­a­bly the great­est achieve­ment of my life”.

Sarah Ay­ton

The dou­ble sail­ing gold medal­list rode in Good­wood’s Mag­no­lia Cup with just seven months’ train­ing. “For the first time I’ve been scared in a sport,” she said. She was up­set to fin­ish in the pack.

Davy Jones

He started off in rac­ing af­ter leav­ing school and was spot­ted by a the­atri­cal agent who was an owner with the trainer for whom he worked. He be­came a day­dream be­liev­ing Mon­kee. In the late 1980s he re­turned to rid­ing and won at Ling­field in 1996.

Edie Camp­bell

The su­per­model trained her­self to win Good­wood’s 2014 Mag­no­lia Cup. Tom Cruise pre­sented the trophy.

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