Following a nationwide competition to find a jockey silk which will celebrate the 350th anniversary of Newmarket Racecourse, the winning design selected was Naomi Baldocks.
The three times champion jockey Frankie Dettori and BBC Two’s Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant selected the wining design.
“You can’t miss a jockey when we’re in our silks, as the eclectic mix of colours is traditional to the sport,” said Frankie Dettori who modelled the winning silks before they go on display at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, in Newmarket. “Myself and the other judges were looking for a creative design that really told the story of 350 years of horseracing and Newmarket and Naomi’s design really showed this.”
The design of the silk, which includes flashes of black and gold, has the 350th anniversary of Newmarket Racecourses at its heart with the three numbers taking up the front of the design. Also Naomi used stars on each shoulder to add an element of celebration and style to the design.
“It has been amazing to see Frankie Dettori actually wearing my design. I can’t wait to see it sitting pride of place within the National Heritage Centre for Horse Racing and Sporting Art in Newmarket,” said Naomi Baldock.