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Female jockeys get kit off but leave on their helmets as they strip for charity calendar

Bottoms up! A group of female jockeys have decided to bare all and pose for a charity calendar raising money for injured riders. Organised by Leanda Tickle, the talented bunch ride naked on horseback with only their helmet and boots on. From around 1,000 images shot on three separate photoshoots, 12 cheeky shots were selected […]

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Bottoms up!

A group of female jockeys have decided to bare all and pose for a charity calendar raising money for injured riders.

A group of female jockeys decided to bare all for a 2018 charity calendar
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The girls were not afraid of getting cheeky out there on Stratford racecourse
The girls were not afraid of getting cheeky out there on Stratford racecourse
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Organised by Leanda Tickle, the talented bunch ride naked on horseback with only their helmet and boots on.

From around 1,000 images shot on three separate photoshoots, 12 cheeky shots were selected to form The Big Reveal 2018 calendar.

The women are all point-to-point jockeys – a form of horseracing for amateurs riding hunting horses.

Costing just £10, the calendar is raising money for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

The horses were prepared in the stables before being taken out for a special cause
The horses were prepared in the stables before being taken out for a special cause
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And clearly the group of point-to-point jockeys who took part int he shoot had a lot of fun
And clearly the group of point-to-point jockeys who took part int he shoot had a lot of fun
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After a long trot, the horses needed a cooling wash down
After a long trot, the horses needed a cooling wash down
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This female rider gets ready to take a trip into the weighing room
This female rider gets ready to take a trip into the weighing room
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The women limber up ready to check whether all the necessary boxes have been ticked to ride
The women limber up ready to check whether all the necessary boxes have been ticked to ride
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Clearly it was an unusual day's work for the women as they paraded around naked on horseback
Clearly it was an unusual day’s work for the women as they paraded around naked on horseback
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The organisation was set up in 1964 following serious injuries suffered to Grand National riders Tim Brookshaw and Paddy Farrell.

The calendar features traditional pointing scenes from paddock to picnic.

 


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And despite not being able to shoot on point-to-point courses, the women were allowed to strut their stuff on Stratford racecourse.

One photo shows the group totally naked barring boots and helmet entering the weighing room, while others feature risque shots around Fern Farm in Aldestop, Gloucestershire.

The Big Reveal 2018 calendar will cost £10 will be on sale at the 50th National Point-to-Point Dinner & Awards at the Belfry on November 11.

Speaking to MailOnline, Ms Tickle said: “It’s a charity which is close to all of our hearts, and while we hope that we won’t ever need it, one day we might.

“We’ve had great fun and the girls have been awesome, we hope the calendar will be a best seller and we would like to match the amount that the boys raised last year.”

Some of the photos reminded of a bygone era where smartphones won't have been the rage at racecourses
Some of the photos reminded of a bygone era where smartphones won’t have been the rage at racecourses
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The women then wandered out onto the track to test out the ground
The women then wandered out onto the track to test out the ground
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The Big Reveal calendar will raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund
The Big Reveal calendar will raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund
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The photos were taken at Fern Farm in Aldestop, Gloucestershire
The photos were taken at Fern Farm in Aldestop, Gloucestershire
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Even the horses were dressed somewhat different to how they would for a race
Even the horses were dressed somewhat different to how they would for a race
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The female jockeys eye up the fences before they saunter, naked, down the race track
The female jockeys eye up the fences before they saunter, naked, down the race track
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Raising money and fun was the order of the day for the charity photoshoot
Raising money and fun was the order of the day for the charity photoshoot
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The Big Reveal 2018 calendar will cost £10 will be on sale at the 50th National Point-to-Point Dinner & Awards at the Belfry on November
The Big Reveal 2018 calendar will cost £10 will be on sale at the 50th National Point-to-Point Dinner & Awards at the Belfry on November 11
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Horse racing tips: Southwell, Lingfield and Fakenham – Steve Mullen’s top betting preview for Tuesday, November 21

FAKENHAM 12.50 – Mullen’s star bet NAUTICAL NITWIT is taking a big drop in class after a mistake cost him dear in good company at Aintree last time out. He had earlier gone close in a decent handicap at Wetherby last month and James Bowen is excellent value for his 5lb claim. He should be […]

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FAKENHAM

12.50 – Mullen’s star bet

NAUTICAL NITWIT is taking a big drop in class after a mistake cost him dear in good company at Aintree last time out.

He had earlier gone close in a decent handicap at Wetherby last month and James Bowen is excellent value for his 5lb claim. He should be too strong for these.

1.20

FRANK N FAIR has been a little hit and miss but put in his best run for a long time when second at Plumpton last time.

He came from a long way back over 2m4f there and this step up in distance is another big tick.

1.50

CHILLI ROMANCE should be fitter for a couple of outings after a long break.

She improved despite finishing fifth at Ludlow last time and might have been a lot closer but for one clumsy error.

She’s off the same mark here in what looks a lesser race, which could add up to a win.

 

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2.20

HOBROOK PARK was a winner over hurdles and ran well for much of last season. He looks the type for chasing and doesn’t have much to beat on this debut over the bigger obstacles.

He should have no problem staying the trip and cut in the ground won’t be a problem.

2.50

SAUCYSIOUX went close at quirky Cartmel and a 1lb rise for finishing second looks more than fair. She finished well there so this distance should be right up her street.

Any more rain would only help her chances.

3.20

CHESTNUT BEN ran a good race at Musselburgh last time, finishing a close-up third over this distance.

He goes off the same mark here, which is a fair way below his highest, and this doesn’t look the strongest of contests.

Steve Mullen's star bet

12.50 Fakenham – Nautical Nitwit: ‘Takes a drop in class and should be too good for his rivals today’ (add to your betslip)

LINGFIELD

12.40 Kassar

1.10 Victor’s Bet

1.40 Gorgeous Noora

2.10 Middle Kingdom

2.40 Outer Space

3.10 Inuk

3.40 What A Welcome


SOUTHWELL

12.30 Captain Mowbray

1.00 Fountains Windfall

1.30 Tunnel Creek

2.00 Another Stowaway

2.30 Passing Call

3.00 Hallingham

3.30 Everlanes

 

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Horse racing tips: Cheltenham and Fontwell- Templegate’s betting preview for ITV4’s racing on Sunday, November 19

STAY on Guard in the in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle (3.00) at Cheltenham. OLD GUARD won this race two years ago and he looked back to somewhere near his best following a breathing operation when winning at Kempton last month. 1.50 CHE: G0 Wylde for this Arkle Trial. RIVER WYLDE was good enough over hurdles […]

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STAY on Guard in the in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle (3.00) at Cheltenham.

OLD GUARD won this race two years ago and he looked back to somewhere near his best following a breathing operation when winning at Kempton last month.

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1.50 CHE: G0 Wylde for this Arkle Trial.

RIVER WYLDE was good enough over hurdles to finish third in the Supreme at the Festival in March.

He took well to fences when beating useful Hell’s Kitchen at Uttoxeter and he could easily develop into one of the season’s top novices.

North Hill Harvey saw off Sceau Royal over today’s course and distance last month. That was a fair effort and he would be dangerous if granted an easy lead.

Capitaine could put pressure on him up front. He was awesome at Market Rasen last month and his slick jumping will be a big help.

But his best form has come on right-handed tracks and that is a concern.

2.05 FON: The Southern National should be a Breeze.

CRESSWELL BREEZE is a smart mare and is unexposed over staying distances.

She hasn’t won for a couple of years but she ran well in some hot races last season. I’m sure there’s a race like this in her off today’s weight.

Mosspark will go well if his jumping holds up and Azure Fly is another with claims.

Fox Norton can be a class above
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2.25 CHE: FOX NORTON should brush aside his rivals.

He bolted up by nine lengths from Simply Ned in this race 12 months ago when Special Tiara was back in third. My fancy went on to prove he’s one of the best two-mile chasers with wins at Cheltenham and Punchestown.

There’s little doubt he’s top-notch and he’s got a great record when fresh.

That tips the balance in his favour in the rematch with Special Tiara.

Henry De Bromhead’s ace held off Fox Norton by a head in the Champion Chase at the Festival. He’s a really tough front-runner but he generally improves a lot for his comeback run.

Cloudy Dream is really smart but he is better over further. Sir Valentino just falls short of this level.

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Nicholls can win the Greatwood with Old Guard
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3.00 CHE: The Old one is the best in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle.

OLD GUARD won this race two years ago and he went on to win the Grade 2 International Hurdle on his next start.

He wasn’t disgraced in hot races last season but a summer breathing operation seems to have done the trick. He was way too good for stablemate San Benedeto – a smart chaser – at Kempton last month and he’s still nicely weighted.

I fancy that Old one but The New One isn’t bad either. He’ll be back next month to try to win the International Hurdle for the fourth time but it’s not impossible he could give weight away all round today.

His Welsh Champion Hurdle win last month was a decent starting point to the season.

Jenkins has been well backed all week but I’m still not convinced by his jumping.

Mohaayed is potentially well treated and Elgin arrives in good form having landed a decent Ascot contest.

Templegate's TV tips

1.50 Cheltenham – River Wylde: ‘Could easily develop into one of the season’s top novices’ (add to your betslip)

2.05 Fontwell – Cresswell Breeze: ‘A smart mare and is unexposed over staying distances’ (add to your betslip)

2.25 Cheltenham – Fox Norton: ‘There’s little doubt he’s top-notch and he’s got a great record when fresh’ (add to your betslip)

3.00 Cheltenham – Old Guard: ‘Won this race two years ago and looks on a nice weight’ (add to your betslip)

3.30 Cheltenham – Slate House: ‘Looked a cracking prospect when easily winning at this track last month’ (add to your betslip)

3.30 CHE: SLATE HOUSE should raise the roof in this red-hot novices’ hurdle.

This race has been won by the likes of Cue Card, Dodging Bullets and Altior in recent years.

Slate House has a long way to go to follow those illustrious hoofprints but he looked a cracking prospect when easily winning on his hurdles debut at this track last month. He is not going to be easy to pass.

Dame De Compagnie was another comfortable winner when making a successful British debut at Uttoxeter a couple of weeks ago.

There’s no doubt she’s smart but I was just really taken by Slate House.

Summerville Boy and Better Getalong will win more races but I think they are taking on two top youngsters.


CHELTENHAM

1.15 Lip Service

1.50 River Wylde (nb)

2.25 FOX NORTON (nap)

3.00 Old Guard

3.30 Slate House

4.00 Air Navigator


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12.20 Dahills Hill

12.55 Lisp

1.30 Coillte Lass

2.05 Cresswell Breeze

2.40 Billbushay

3.15 Soulsaver

3.50 Minella Web

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Horse racing tips: How to bet £10 on Saturday’s racing with Templegate’s Tenner

LUCKILY I’ve never been on The Jeremy Kyle Show. I’ve no idea where they get those people from but it must be from the only town in Britain where the dentists has been replaced with a DNA lab. There would be a few nervous people in racing if Kyle – who owns several horses – […]

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LUCKILY I’ve never been on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

I’ve no idea where they get those people from but it must be from the only town in Britain where the

dentists has been replaced with a DNA lab.

There would be a few nervous people in racing if Kyle – who owns several horses – turned up with a lie detector on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

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It kicks off at Cheltenham itself with The November Meeting this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Today I reckon we’ll be the ones doing the shouting as Kylemore Lough (2.25) looks to have an outstanding chance in Cheltenham’s big race.

He was a Grade 1 winner in Ireland a couple of years ago when trained by Kerry Lee and he ran some solid races last term.

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The owners decided to switch him to Harry Fry’s in-form yard in the spring and he’s had this as his target ever since. His record when fresh is good and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him winning Graded races again later in the season.

Thomas Campbell (3.00) isn’t at that level yet but he looks a banker bet in the staying hurdle.

He won well at the last Cheltenham meeting and his rise in the weights has been mostly offset by excellent young jockey James Bowen’s 7lbs claim.

Templegate's TV tips

1.50 Cheltenham – Premier Bond: ‘Today’s 3m4f trip should be ideal and ground conditions are also in his favour’ (add to your betslip)

2.25 Cheltenham – Kylemore Lough: ‘Every chance he will bounce back to his best after switching to in-form Harry Fry’ (add to your betslip)

2.45 Lingfield – Victory Bond: ‘Always thought he was up to this level and won on his all-weather debut last time out’ (add to your betslip)

3.00 Cheltenham – Thomas Campbell: ‘The ground will be ideal and today’s slightly longer trip won’t be a problem’ (add to your betslip)

3.15 Lingfield – Gifted Master: ‘Good form in the book and won’t have a problem with today’s surface’ (add to your betslip)

3.35 Cheltenham – Coup De Pinceau: ‘Looks well treated and a stronger pace and stiff finish should be right up his street’ (add to your betslip)

I’m expecting his trainer Nicky Henderson to have a decent day. He runs Premier Bond (1.50) in the long-distance chase and I’m keen on his chance.

He won twice over fences last season and ran a cracker when third in the Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

The Scottish National was all a bit much for him but today’s smaller field should be ideal.

The three-runner novice chase looks a good opportunity for Ballyoptic (1.15) to make all the running but that’s hardly an attractive betting race.

The Intermediate Hurdle is much more interesting and the one I like most is Coup De Pinceau (3.30).

Templegate's tenner

  • £5 win Thomas Campbell
  • £3 win Kylemore Lough
  • £1 each-way double Premier Bond and Coup De Pinceau

He won both his bumper starts and his hurdles-debut second to Lough Derg Spirit makes him well weighted.

There has to be a decent chance he’ll improve for his first run for year when runner-up at Wincanton and the likely stronger pace will be in his favour.

I fancy him to settle the argument in the closing stages – rather like Kyle in his pomp.

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