A gem of a race

Lancashire Life - - Great Outdoors -

The Lady Rid­ers’ Hand­i­cap Hur­dle Race at Cart­mel Race­course, spon­sored by Lan­caster and Ken­dal watch and jew­ellery re­tailer Banks Lyon, is renowned for be­ing one of the most chal­leng­ing of ladies’ races over ob­sta­cles and at £10,000 it presents one of the most valu­able op­por­tu­ni­ties in the UK for fe­male jock­eys. Banks Lyon also of­fer a fur­ther in­cen­tive in the form of a £5,000 di­a­mond neck­lace for the win­ning jockey.

Rodney Banks Lyon, founder and di­rec­tor of Banks Lyon Jewellers, said: ‘We are very pleased to be able to spon­sor this race, as it is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for fe­male jock­eys in a tra­di­tion­ally male-dom­i­nated sport, as well as be­ing an ex­cel­lent draw to the area. The event as a whole al­ways proves to be a bril­liant day of races and en­ter­tain­ment for all of the fam­ily.’

Bri­tain’s lead­ing fe­male jump jockey Lucy Alexan­der said: ‘The Cart­mel race is al­ways a very com­pet­i­tive event and one I love to win, but this ex­tra prize adds an even greater in­cen­tive. It is a very gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship which en­hances the stature of the race.’

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