Khadijah
Mellah

Jockey & Presenter 

Khadijah Mellah was the first hijab-wearing jockey in a competitive British horse race. Despite being new to horse-racing, she won the Magnolia Cup on her mount Haverland. Her journey from Ebony Horse Club in Brixton to the winner's enclosure at Goodwood was the subject of TV documentary Riding the Dream.

Riding the Dream has been backed by Great British Racing, a promotional arm of the sport of which Khadijah is now an ambassador for whilst studying mechanical engineering at Brighton University. 



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