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The Leopard
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Report impossible123 August 1, 2019 2:37 PM BST
What a result for Khadijah! Only 2 months on a horse, and she beat the other more "experienced" jockeys too with hands and heels. Very well done!
Report jefferz August 1, 2019 2:39 PM BST
carrot1960 totally agree with your post.
Report fife August 1, 2019 2:40 PM BST
Eastlower Gooner wins **** of the day award for being the 1st to suggest it was fixed on this thread.
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 2:46 PM BST
Shrewdy ?
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 2:46 PM BST
Confused
Report impossible123 August 1, 2019 2:46 PM BST
Was it a betting race? If so, what price was she?
Report Black Emperor August 1, 2019 2:47 PM BST
fair play to her, she seems like a lovely lass too.
Report fife August 1, 2019 2:49 PM BST
I thought I saw 25/1 earlier.
Report lux August 1, 2019 2:51 PM BST
Allahu Eeyore!
Report impossible123 August 1, 2019 2:53 PM BST
'fife', thanks.
Report fife August 1, 2019 2:54 PM BST
Very good Leopard Grin though I note he hasn't said that the previous race at Nottingham was dodgy after the win of Sir BorisAngry
Report mouse muldoon August 1, 2019 2:54 PM BST
Leopold, I've teed one up for you, wasp numbers thread on cc
Report sparrow August 1, 2019 2:55 PM BST
Or even Borice yesterday at Galway. Plain
Report EastLower Gooner August 1, 2019 2:57 PM BST
Come on...you guys can do better that that.

Lol Ollie said it was favourite all time Goodwood moment and the media queuing with interviews for tomorrow.

How progressive racing is Love

Can’t believe you think that was all above board
Report fife August 1, 2019 2:58 PM BST
If I see a horse called baw bag im lumping on Laugh
Report sparrow August 1, 2019 2:59 PM BST
Maybe it doesn't worry us in quite the same way as it obviously does to you.
Report mouse muldoon August 1, 2019 2:59 PM BST
Glorious Goodwood 2019, will be remembered as the year the fez usurped the panama.
Report EastLower Gooner August 1, 2019 3:01 PM BST
It doesn’t worry me one bit.

But you obviously feel so offended by what I said that you decided to insult and swear at me.

Lol
Report blackbarn August 1, 2019 3:03 PM BST
ELG - Assuming you are serious, can you explain how the mechanics of ensuring that she won the race worked.
Report EastLower Gooner August 1, 2019 3:06 PM BST
Are you being serious lol

BB I like your posts...you’re a good guy...but are you really saying you’ve never seen a fixed race before?

Like I said it was opportunity racing couldn’t miss out on.
Report fife August 1, 2019 3:14 PM BST
I was going to apologize for swearing at you but if you really think that was a fixed race i think you deserve all the negative comments you get.
Report blackbarn August 1, 2019 3:17 PM BST
I am being completely serious!!!!.   Virtually no prize money, virtually no market, a group of disparate, amateur (very!) riders, most of whom would be unbribeable (sic)
and/or incapable of riding to lose.  I just don't buy your argument.
Report geoff m August 1, 2019 3:17 PM BST
thought hoss and rider  would need race and expected em to blow up near finish.
Report mouse muldoon August 1, 2019 3:20 PM BST
I seem to remember Michael Owen on a definite non jigger in a charity race last year.
Report dambuster August 1, 2019 3:21 PM BST
The BBC will be all over this like a rash, more then if Dettori rode every winner at Goodwood this week.
they will be gushing
Report FELTFAIR August 1, 2019 3:22 PM BST
Twelve girls have been training hard for this race and then get told let Khadijah win. I don`t think so.
Report sparrow August 1, 2019 3:27 PM BST
EastLower Gooner    Joined: 09 Mar 04
Replies: 15969 01 Aug 19 15:01 
It doesn’t worry me one bit.

But you obviously feel so offended by what I said that you decided to insult and swear at me.

Lol



Who exactly are you referring to?
Report stewarts rise August 1, 2019 3:29 PM BST
I've been out and missed it, have they shown the race yet?
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 3:30 PM BST

Aug 1, 2019 -- 2:54PM, mouse muldoon wrote:


Leopold, I've teed one up for you, wasp numbers thread on cc


Sorry Mouse ...was making lunch....and eating said lunch.....the moment may have gone.

Report ashleigh August 1, 2019 3:33 PM BST
stewart, the finish is on the sporting life site.
Report stewarts rise August 1, 2019 3:38 PM BST
Thanks ashleigh you're a gent!
Report EastLower Gooner August 1, 2019 3:40 PM BST
Sparrow...meant Fife

BB - the reward is the positive headlines about how progressive racing is...the young lady currently 10th on Twitter (was much higher until Australia collapsed.

The headlines and positive notes from it is priceless. A chance for everyone on itv and in racing to show just how woke they are.
Report EastLower Gooner August 1, 2019 3:42 PM BST
Btw guys...

I’ll be dropping this now. Feel free to carry on.

Just like chatting to most of you and don’t want to fall out.
Report mouse muldoon August 1, 2019 3:49 PM BST
Deirdre Rashid wins the Nassau!!!
Report duncan idaho August 1, 2019 3:52 PM BST
lol...most of them looked to scared to move* and yet some think it was fixed  Crazy



*say that in total respect, as i've never sat on a horse and pretty sure i wouldnt fancy hurtling at racing pace 12 weeks after first doing so
Report DenzilPenberthy August 1, 2019 3:55 PM BST
Can't take all this blast furnace speak going back to the safe haven on Chit Chat.
Well done the young lass it's hard enough for the 'proper' jockeys to fix a race no matter how it seems to us punters.
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 3:55 PM BST
Mouse...I replied on the wasp thread....any good ?
Report mouse muldoon August 1, 2019 3:57 PM BST
I was talking about the one you call flappy.
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 4:03 PM BST
Flapwasp ? I tire of him....he is too weak....I may unblock the Dr.
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 4:07 PM BST
He has suffered enough !
Report casemoney August 1, 2019 4:10 PM BST
Woman in Full Burkha @ ascot next year will be next up  ,Post race inspection to Confirm no Gonads present at Weigh in .
Report mouse muldoon August 1, 2019 4:14 PM BST
Will she be going full hammer and tongs with Hooray Henry in the ladies?
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 4:18 PM BST
Casta Semenya has spotted an opening !
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 4:19 PM BST
Laugh
Report casemoney August 1, 2019 4:20 PM BST
Laugh
Report casemoney August 1, 2019 4:21 PM BST
G luck to the Lass ,2 months and w inner incredible ,wish she was a few of the ones I have backed Sad
Report EvgenyKissin August 1, 2019 4:25 PM BST
Hi Mouse.

Did you enjoy your pancakes?
Report casemoney August 1, 2019 4:32 PM BST
11 hours ago
Khadijah Mellah claims fairytale win in ...
pulse2.co.uk


Shocked

Google search   you click the page its not available
Report casemoney August 1, 2019 4:35 PM BST
khadijah mellah   And google images ,now saying 12 hours ago  Laugh
Report The Leopard August 1, 2019 4:40 PM BST
Love Island have offered her £500,000 to be in next Series ! Shocked
Report Brianinglos August 1, 2019 5:06 PM BST
Did she muck out every morning, clean tack, ride out, hold the horse still whilst the farrier and vet attended him, go back for evening stables, go home dirty and tired and still go back,  day in day out, until the glamour is long gone, and still work on? I'm not saying she didn't do well, but there are hundreds of lads and lasses out there who have far more ability and experience, but won't get a sniff at a winning ride.
Report DenzilPenberthy August 1, 2019 5:09 PM BST

Aug 1, 2019 -- 5:06PM, Brianinglos wrote:


Did she muck out every morning, clean tack, ride out, hold the horse still whilst the farrier and vet attended him, go back for evening stables, go home dirty and tired and still go back,

Report DenzilPenberthy August 1, 2019 5:10 PM BST
Was the same with Pendleton years ago people involved in racing daily are likely to hold this viewpoint but won't be voicing it openly.
Report duncan idaho August 1, 2019 5:54 PM BST
it will almost certainly have been the same for all the jockeys in that charity race
Report Brianinglos August 1, 2019 6:09 PM BST
Riding a cold-blooded coloured gypsy cob around an enclosed sand school does not make you into a competent rider. Riding a straightforward and kindly gelding up the gallops surrounded by other horses does not make you a works rider. That win today was a PR victory, and maybe British racing needs to portray "inclusivity", but the real workers and risk-takers behind the scenes will rarely be acknowledged.
Report duffy August 1, 2019 6:56 PM BST
makes the ITN news.Grin
Report duncan idaho August 1, 2019 8:14 PM BST
that's always the case, Braingloss...why only bringing it up now?   Mischief
Report Fourgoldcups August 1, 2019 8:35 PM BST
Just got back from Goodwood. Loads of people backed it because of the publicity. Fair play to them. Whether we like it or not, racing is under pressure as the New Puritanism takes hold. We need all the help we can. If this gets to the front page of national newspapers, especially the Guardian, we should rejoice. A good news story.
Report thegiggilo August 1, 2019 11:12 PM BST
Has margaret hodge asked for a stewards enquiry yet?
Report sparrow August 1, 2019 11:12 PM BST
?????
Report know all August 1, 2019 11:13 PM BST
25/1 with ladbrookes Laugh
Report Movewiththetimes August 1, 2019 11:23 PM BST
Apparently she was crying as she went past the others jockeys Laugh only riding 12 weeks and can win blindfolded too LaughLaugh Did Frankel come out of retirement for a day LaughLaughLaugh
Report sparrow August 2, 2019 8:06 AM BST
Hilarious ^^^^^^
Report flushgordon1 August 2, 2019 8:38 AM BST
Inshallah, Mo went to the moon on a winged horse so that was a piece of piss.
Report differentdrum August 2, 2019 12:34 PM BST
Amazing how much publicity this story has generated.

I think it highlights how desperate some people are to appear that they are onside with diversity.

It was an amateur race that Racing TV didn't even show live.

What is the significance beyond the headline photos in today's papers? Everyone knows there are a limited number of black jockeys and black racegoers. Is that going to change? I very much doubt it. As long as that is down to personal choice and not barriers should we be that bothered? I don't think so.

Good luck to her but good luck to any poor white kid who might achieve the same and not get anything like the same publicity.
Report lux August 2, 2019 1:02 PM BST
Hang on a minute, i've seen those tombstone teeth before...

Shamima?
Report The Leopard August 2, 2019 2:07 PM BST
The 18-year-old Khadijah Mellah, the first hijabi jockey on a British equestrian racecourse, will take part in the 2019 Magnolia Cup charity Flat racing’s summer highlights, The Guardian reported. It took her two years on a waiting list before she could join Ebony Horse Club but she has long been a regular and it pains her that more people aren’t aware of the opportunity.

“To this day, people are like: ‘You ride in Brixton? Where?’ There’s literally a railway that goes above it, you see the horses from the train. Does no one pay attention?” Mellah said.

Just five months ago, the riding ambitions of the Muslim teenager didn’t extend beyond occasional lessons at the club in London. Yet, she’s currently expected to line up in a challenge event against former jockey and cyclist Victoria Pendleton, Irish model and TV presenter Vogue Williams, Apprentice series nine runner-up Luisa Zissman and others in a cavalry charge at the Sussex racecourse.

Mellah is being trained by Hayley Turner and Oli Bell, the latter executive producer of a documentary film about the challenge she has taken which will also be a significant moment in British racing.

Oli Bell pushing the story again...hmmm !
Report blackbarn August 2, 2019 2:16 PM BST
"Oli pushing the story again".  Hardly a surprise as he is a Patron of the Charity and has been for some years.

https://www.ebonyhorseclub.org.uk/president-patrons/

Website worth reading to see the valuable work they do
Report Wesdag August 2, 2019 2:24 PM BST
The irony here is that the same mugs that constantly bleat that racing is dying a death are probably the same ones moaning that a new audience might possibly be exposed to the sport.

Not the biggest fan of this religion & its practices but any opportunity to promote racing should be welcomed imo.
Report The Leopard August 2, 2019 2:47 PM BST
Isn't gambling Haram in Islam....Horse Racing is built on gambling isn't it ?
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 2:56 PM BST
Haram for all jockeys, although it didn't stop her mentor, Hayley, from having the odd flutter.
Report The Leopard August 2, 2019 2:58 PM BST
Francesca to wear a hijab at next TV meeting ?
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 2:59 PM BST
Dunno, I don't watch ITV.
Report The Leopard August 2, 2019 3:04 PM BST
You wont know....you're getting future and past mixed up there !
Report lux August 2, 2019 3:21 PM BST
The suspicion has to be that she's one of these cultural/nominal Mohammedans that knows two things about Islam...








Jack
Report lux August 2, 2019 3:21 PM BST
and sh*t
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:22 PM BST
They should of asked her to recite a few verses.
Report ashleigh August 2, 2019 3:35 PM BST
khadijah on the opening show tomorrow.
Report lux August 2, 2019 3:36 PM BST
Personally, i'd insist on nothing less than the decapitation of her closest rival by straight edge, as she neared the line...
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:37 PM BST
I thought she was a moderate?
Report lux August 2, 2019 3:39 PM BST
what, like weller?
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:39 PM BST
Maybe I just assumed that because the cake baking one is.
Report lux August 2, 2019 3:41 PM BST
cake baking one?
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:43 PM BST
Nadiya Hussain
Report ProSniper August 2, 2019 3:44 PM BST
Spot on diffy. It becomes sickly as well as patronising.
Report stewarts rise August 2, 2019 3:46 PM BST
4 pages ans still at the top, are you sure it's not just the media that's fixated by this one ride?
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:48 PM BST
It's the ultra PC leftie propaganda machine the BBC
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:48 PM BST
Using our licence fees.
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:48 PM BST
Wait a minute, it's ITV isn't it?
Report lux August 2, 2019 3:53 PM BST
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:54 PM BST
Stewarts, how many pages would Burkey get if he done a thread where he converted to Islam?
Report mouse muldoon August 2, 2019 3:54 PM BST
^^ That's the bunny
Report lux August 3, 2019 3:20 PM BST
Alf Ramsey's Porn Dungeon!
Report lux August 3, 2019 3:21 PM BST
Christs Chin!
Report leif August 6, 2019 8:00 AM BST
On GMTV, ITV this morning

"only one per-cent of what I was told before the race got through to me" Sad

"there were three PEOPLE in front of me when I started" - Do you mean jockeys? Sad


Publicity stunt 100$
Report sageform August 6, 2019 8:11 AM BST
I also find it amazing that this has attracted so much publicity. All she wore that differed from the other riders was a scarf under her helmet. I know it is seen as a cultural breakthrough but horses and racing have always been a part of most Moslem cultures.
Report spyker August 6, 2019 11:16 AM BST
"there were three PEOPLE in front of me when I started" - Do you mean jockeys? Sad


What do you mean jockeys - you do understand the concept of the race do you?

I also find it amazing that this has attracted so much publicity. All she wore that differed from the other riders was a scarf under her helmet. I know it is seen as a cultural breakthrough but horses and racing have always been a part of most Moslem cultures.

Because the vast maj of non muslims think women who wear a hijab (or similar) are on the extreme end of the religion, this is of course nonsense and in many cases is cultural and nowt to do with religion. I lived next to an Eritrean family in Bristol who 99% on here would call muslim (by their dress) but they were (very) Christian. In all the interviews i have seen she hasn't mentioned Allah or islam once, only when prompted by the (non muslim) interviewer and don't forget that here most women wouldn't go out without head coverings until pretty recently.
Report Lee Ho Fooks August 6, 2019 11:34 AM BST
Reminds me of the old Private Eye front cover "Woman has baby"
Report sparrow August 6, 2019 12:07 PM BST
These people can talk for hours on this subject.
Report lux June 17, 2020 2:14 PM BST
Stormzy!!!
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