18-year-old becomes first female Muslim jockey to win major race: ‘I love proving people wrong’

Source: Metro

By Natalie Morris

18-year-old Khadijah Mellah, from Peckham, made British history and global headlines in August when she became the first British female Muslim jockey to win a major race. She took the historic victory at the Magnolia Cup, and now a new documentary will document her incredible rise to the top. The show, Riding a Dream, will document Khadijah’s journey from learning to ride at Ebony Horse Club in Brixton to her victory at Goodwood, including a gruelling four-month training process.

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