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The lineup of a dozen women riders for the 2024 Markel Magnolia Cup was revealed by Goodwood Racecourse on Thursday.

Set for the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Thursday, Aug. 1, the 13th edition of the race is over 5 1/2 furlongs up the Goodwood straight. Over £2.4 million has been raised for charitable causes by the initiative since it began. This year, the Markel Magnolia Cup will support My Sisters’ House, a West Sussex women’s centre. New in 2024, a place in the race will be offered each year to a student of the Riding A Dream Academy, with Aamilah Aswat representing the school this term. The 12-women line up is as follows:

Aamilah Aswat -Riding a Dream Academy graduate
Amy Moring – entrepreneur and founder of Food Brand, Hunter & Gather
Rebecca Haryett – lead physiotherapist in the British Army
Ellen Barber – international heptathlete
Eleanor Franchitti – global head of business development at Caxton Associates and wife of former racing driver Dario Franchitti
Harriet Hemmings -rRural chartered surveyor
Joanna Jensen – entrepreneur and founder of Family skincare brand, Childs Farm
Lady Katherine Lindsay – property and projects manager for David Ross and survivor of a congenital abnormality
Lauren Price – social media at ITV Racing & World Horse Racing
Lizzie Jelfs – leading Australian racing presenter
Matilda Butcher – performance marketing at Harrods
Sophie Pumfrett – successful model


Simon Wilson, president of Markel International, said, “Markel has enjoyed a successful partnership with Goodwood for over a decade, and in the past few years we’ve taken this a step further with our sponsorship of the Markel Magnolia Cup. This race represents far more than what happens on the day itself; it’s about people coming together to champion and raise money for charitable causes that provide essential support to vulnerable people and communities around the world. I’m looking forward to learning more about the [riders] and about My Sisters’ House and the impact this year’s event will have on the valuable work they’re doing.”

To donate to the Markel Magnolia Cup via Just Giving, please click here.

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