8th September 2016

According to Lewis Porteous in today’s Racing Post, the BHA’s latest selection of ‘eyecatching’ racing silks which are up for auction, will give owners a chance to stand out from their peers. Well, maybe – if they wear them themselves.

If, on the other hand, they want to be able to spot their horse mid race – and, as far as I am concerned, that is the whole purpose of jockeys wearing colours – these silks are not fit for purpose.

Some are like camouflage and others are single colours with a motif (an anchor or a horseshoe) on the chest where it will be invisible once the jockey is in the racing position. No doubt those single colours (e.g. purple), without the motifs, have already been sold by the BHA to some other unsuspecting owner.

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