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Dubai International Arabian Raceday Newbury 2012 : the Pure Bred in Legend and Reality and a meeting of cultures

I try but will never be as elegant as Vizir de Cedres! At the start of this year the 2012 Dubai International race day at Newbury which is one of my favourite race days of the year was of uncertain...

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kevin morris became a fan of Eliza

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a new fan

Christina McElhinney became a fan of Eliza

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Cheltenham showcase 2012 ; A Fashion shoot, vintage fashion and fond Farewells; Sleek Bodies, Dark Lovers and a bit of Bondage.

  Just prior to the showcase meeting at Cheltenham in October I was approached by Leonna Mayor the flat jockey who has been injured since a fall at Kempton to help her with her modelling portfolio. Leonna was a model prior...

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Racing Action and Fashion Shoot at Cheltenham October Showcase Meeting

Racing Action and Fashion Shoot at Cheltenham October Showcase Meeting with rising flat jockey star amd model Leonna Mayor and Eliza Cook former Agent Provocateur model and blogger for www.lovetheraces.com...

 
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Mattie Batchelor at the last fence Cheltenham - Funny!

Mattie Batchelor at the last fence Cheltenham...

 
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Vintage Fair Cheltenham: The Wellchild Charity Petticoat Fair for sick children

The day after the October Cheltenham meeting was the Wellchild Charity Petticoat Vintage Fair. Lady She greets the visitors who get a lovely cream tea and fantastic stands and vintage workshops such as learning how to do forties hairstyle victory...

 
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Best Dressed Cheltenham and Best Dressed Goodwood: Eliza and Zoe

Eliza interviews Zoe Mortiboy also from Swansea though now lives in Hereford. Zoe won best dressed lady at the Wellchilc Vintage Fair but has also won one of the most firecley contested best dressed events the Goodwood revival. Eliza has...

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Voice of the Races Eliza interview Racing thriller author Mark Daniel

Eliza interviews the racing thriller author who has penned novels like 'Sleek Bodies' and 'The Devil to Pay' which feature horse racing, racy women and crime mystery. Mark was a visitor to the Wellchild vintage fair 'The Petticoat Fair'...

 
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Voice of the Races Eliza interviews Justin Deacon whose father is part owner of Bobs Worth

Bobs Worth won the RSA Chase at Cheltenham last season and is among the fancied horses for this year's Gold Cup. Eliza asks Justin how his Dad got involved with the horse and what it was like watching him win...

About Eliza Cook

Hi! I'm Eliza. I am a Geographer by profession, and am currently studying for a PhD in Geography at Swansea University. I will be investigating ice core records from Greenland pretty soon. But you don't want to hear about those. 

On top of this, during a year out, I fell into working as an in-house model for Agent Provocateur. Strange but true! This experience heightened my appreciation of fashion - especially the eclectic and eccentric fashions of the races.

I've been a racing fan for two years. I love all racing, but a day at the jumps is where I really feel the most excitement. Having grown up in Gloucestershire, with two great racecourses on the doorstep - Cheltenham and Chepstow - it is a wonder that I didn't find racing sooner.

I've been privileged to be a part of some of the 'behind the scenes' elements of racing, from photographing frosty morning breeze-ups to attending the post Cheltenham Festival jockeys' celebration in the Weighing Room!

I am thrilled to be a 'Voice of the Races'. To me, the most striking feature of racing is the accessibility of participants - and the fact that everybody attending has a part to play. A day at the races has it all; wonderful horses, spectacle and fashion, in an adrenaline soaked atmosphere where people from all walks of life come together in mutual appreciation of the sport.

I can't wait to tell you all about my experiences at the races, the people I meet and the adventures I have, as well as the fashions I encounter and the stories I uncover.

I hope you enjoy it! 


 

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