The 2018 Silk Series

The Silk Series was launched by Arena Racing Company in 2017 as a new race series specifically for female jockeys. The £150,000 series returned in 2018 with featured races on Ladies Days across thirteen racecourses from June to September.

The champion was crowned on Ladies’ Day at the St Leger Festival at Doncaster in front of a crowd of 15,000 racegoers.


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.

To find out more about the series we caught up with Sam Cone from ARC Racecourses.

Racing Breaks loves the concept and caught up with girls competing in the series at Windsor before attending the final at Doncaster where we saw Megan win the final.

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