Others athletes to take up racing
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”.
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.
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.
The supermodel trained herself to win Goodwood’s 2014 Magnolia Cup. Tom Cruise presented the trophy.