As Heard: A Suit For Your Horse

Written by on March 14, 2016

EMBARGOED TO 0001 MONDAY MARCH 14 EDITORIAL USE ONLY Former jockey A.P. McCoy unveils the worldÕs first authentic Harris Tweed suit designed for a racehorse, which has been specially commissioned by William Hill to celebrate the opening of this yearÕs Cheltenham Festival. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 14, 2016. The tweed suit was designed by former Alexander McQueen apprentice Emma Sandham-King and modelled by veteran racehorse Morestead. Statistician Dr. Geoff Ellis found that on average 200 miles and seven furlongs (321.5km) of tweed are worn every year by spectators every year at Cheltenham Festival, which is enough to stretch from Cheltenham to Ireland. The festival kicks off on Tuesday 15th March 2016. See PA story SPORT Tweed. Picture caption should read: David Parry/PA Wire

Nice suit, Seabiscuit.

Now that all the world’s problems have been solved apparently, a UK bookie wanted to see about making a fashion statement around the track. Yes, that is a 3 piece suit complete with hat for this horse.

The Cheltenham Festival is about to start in Great Britain. This festival features racehorses from all around and spectators who are some how fans of tweed. In an effort to promote the upcoming festival, bookie William Hill contracted seamstress Emma Sandham-King for the production of this get-up.

It took the seamstress and her team about a month to make the stylish 3 piece suit complete with a flat cap. It also took about 20 yards of fine tweed make the suit pictured above. So you know, that is about 10 times the amount of fabric it takes to make one suit for an average sized man.

The horse by the way, is Morestead. The jockey in the picture is Sir Tony McCoy who will not be running in this year’s festival.

Something tells us, the above picture is just ripe for your meme use.

(picture courtesy: pressandjournal.co.uk)


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