Frost's Locks Up For The Chop!
With his long locks, Hadden Frost currently wouldn’t look out of place performing on the Lock Up Stage at the Leeds or Reading Festival on August Bank Holiday. Instead, as an aspiring young jockey, he will likely be heading to one of the four National Hunt fixtures that weekend sporting a brand new look.
Frost has caused plenty of raised eyebrows recently amongst the racing fraternity for his hair more akin with a rock star than a rider, but he’s not concerned as his elongated tresses are all for a good cause and will soon be up for the chop. The twenty-one year old took the decision to grow his hair after coming across a charity called The Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for young children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.
“The charity isn’t well known and there’s a shortage of hair at the moment. When hair starts to fall out it’s a real reality check for these kids who are going through treatment and I wanted to help. It takes ten pony tails to make a wig and that’s a lot of hair. It also has to be at least 7” in length but mine is just about ready to go now!”
Frost, the son of Grand National-winning jockey Jimmy, has been the butt of plenty of jokes, not least from his fellow jockeys in the weighing room. Yet, as soon as they have discovered the reason for his metalhead appearance, they are full of admiration. This still leaves the jockey with a pressing dilemma though - should he wear his hair up or down?! “With so much hair, I try and push it under my (crash) hat so that I look neat and tidy in the paddock but it tends to fall out and fly around everywhere and I’m not sure a pony tail would look quite right,” he said.
With his pony tail predicaments about to end, Frost, who rode a Cheltenham Festival winner when booting Buena Vista home to glory in the 2010 Pertemps Final, will be concentrating on bettering last season’s total of 14 winners and hoping he’ll be given a retainer. “Last year was an average season but I’m very fortunate as I do have a handful of trainers who support me including Roger Curtis, John Portman, Martin Hill and my Dad.”
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