Wednesday Zen Moment: Horse in a Harris Tweed suit wows racing circles

Why such a long face? Well, William Hill may have finally answered that question with its horse in a designer suit stunt.

The venerable UK betting house created the world’s “very first Harris Tweed suit for a racehorse” in celebration of the recent Cheltenham Festival.


It took four weeks and 18 metres of Harris Tweed to fashion a suit befitting veteran race horse Morestead. The horse modelled the garb with racing royalty, jockey Sir Anthony McCoy at his side – and on his back.


McCoy, a 20-time champion, noted that Cheltenham “is the most fashionable event in the racing calendar.”

And since no horse should be left behind, Emma Sandham-King, a former Alexander McQueen apprentice, was summoned to design the unusual attire.


Don’t worry if you missed the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Tickets are already on sale for next year.

Photos William Hill/YouTube 

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