Magnolia Cup 2018

Goodwood Racecourse

The Magnolia Cup is run on Ladies’ Day at Glorious Goodwood, a unique charity contest in which twelve inspirational women from a number of fields come together for one aim, to raise money for charity. With the Magnolia Cup already having raised a staggering £1.2million for a number of charities over eight previous years, it’s paramount to Glorious Goodwood and spreads an extremely positive message for a wonderful cause.

Which charity will be supported in 2018?

This year’s Magnolia Cup will be supporting Cancer Research UK, a charity leading the way in the prevention and treatment of this devastating condition. With cancer survival rates in this country doubling in the last forty years, Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research has helped benefit the lives of millions of people, at a time where they’ve needed it the most. There are plenty of ways you can support this brilliant charity, including donating money and goods to charity shops.

Fundraising has taken place through sponsorship of both the race and the horses, with the Regency Ball another integral part of the process. It takes place at Goodwood House the evening after the Magnolia Cup concludes.

2018 Riders and Race Information

With many of these women having never ridden a horse prior to starting their training programme, this is an incredible feat to achieve. Run over the five and a half furlong distance, a total of twelve riders will be contesting for the prize won by Dido Harding in 2017, chair of NHS Improvement. For this year’s renewal, each rider will have silks designed by Iranian/Swedish designer Morvarid Sahafi. Her brand, Morv London, have designs that reflect female empowerment, inspiring by the Suffragette movement. From all walks of life, here is the list of all the brave women taking part –

  • Lady Alice Manners – Columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and a personal shopper
  • Dr Amanda Cross – Cancer Researcher based at the Imperial College London
  • Camilla Hickish – Training to be a doctor, cancer survivor
  • Emily Baxendale – Founder and creative director of Emily-London, a luxury headwear brand
  • Holly Thomson – The Director and Editor of In The Country Magazine
  • Camilla Swift – Supplements Editor for The Spectator
  • Rosie Tapner – British Fashion Model and Oxford Brookes University Student
  • Sarah Cook – Daily Mirror Sport Secretary, rides Harrodian Knight
  • Shadi Halliwell – Chief Marketing Officer at Three
  • Anna Rowlinson – Gallery Manager at the Osbourne Studio Gallery
  • Katie Forrest – Managing Director for the Edit Design Agency
  • Victoria Gray – Lifestyle Director for the Sunday Express

We wish all the participants best of luck, with their courage and determination to be admired greatly.

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