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The Silk Series

Introducing the Silk Series, a racing series dedicated to female jockeys

About The Silk Series

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The Background

The Silk Series was launched by Arena Racing Company in 2017 as a new race series specifically for female jockeys.

The Silk Series took a break in 2020, but returns for its fourth year in 2021. The Silk Series Champion will be crowned on Ladies' Day at the Cazoo St Leger Festival at Doncaster in September.

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The Tufnell Trophy

The leading female jockey at the end of The Silk Series will be awarded 'The Tufnell Trophy' in memory of Meriel Tufnell MBE who was Great Britain's first Female Champion Jockey in 1972, a feat she repeated in 1973 along with also becoming European Female Champion Jockey. 

In addition to her success on the racecourse she also founded the Lady Jockeys 'Association' the first such body in the world. 

Please view the 2021 Fixtures page for more information on each event

Find Out More

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