The Markel Champions Challenge in Aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund will be a battle of the sexes this year as world class jockeys switch disciplines for one night only to compete in a relay Show Jumping competition.
Star jockey, Frankie Dettori, will captain a team of leading male jockeys who will be looking for victory in an unmissable battle of the sexes. Pitched against Dettori’s team will be the racing world’s ‘Girl Power’ – a team of leading female jockeys captained by Bridget Andrews.
This unmissable showdown will take place as part of ‘Race Night’ on Friday 21st December. You can also enjoy The Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National, Kennel Club Dog Agility, International Displays including the Garde Républicaine and the Olympia Finale.
The Team Captains
Dettori recently took centre stage at Royal Ascot, riding three winners to victory on the opening day, adding to his extensive list of over 3,000 winners. Having lost in the Champions Challenge at Olympia last year to McCoy’s team, Dettori will be keen to take home victory in 2018!
Andrews took her biggest win to date at the Cheltenham Festival in March, aboard Mohaayed in the County Hurdle, cementing her position amongst the best female jockeys in the country.
Andrews said: ‘I am delighted to be captaining the girls. I’m sure we’ll give Frankie and the boys a real run for their money, and hopefully, come home winners! More importantly, it’s all for a great cause, raising money for the Injured Jockeys Fund.’