Victoria Pendleton finishes eighth on horse racing debut

Double Olympic gold medallist "thrilled" with her first race as a jockey after swapping the track for the paddock

Victoria Pendleton has made her competitive horse racing debut after turning out at Newbury on Thursday night (July 2).

Four months after first announcing her intention to switch her bike for a horse, the double Olympic champion rode Mighty Mambo to a creditable eighth place out of 11 runners in the George Frewer Charity Race.

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