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BBC Sport – Shergar Cup: Female jockeys claim landmark Ascot triumph

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She won aboard Shell Bay, trained by Richard Hannon, in the Shergar Cup Classic after earlier scoring in the stayers’ race with Royal Signaller, for Michael Appleby.

 

Bell’s honour for leading rider was named this year after Haggis, the PR expert who first floated the idea of an all-female team and died in November 2014 after a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

 

The Rest of the team – including Melbourne Cup-winning rider Kerrin McEvoy – finished second in the competition, with Great Britain and Ireland third and Europe trailing in last.

 

The 24-year-old Northern Irish apprentice rider, the first woman to be Shergar Cup leading jockey, was called up as a late replacement for the injured Cathy Gannon.

 

 

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