Talk about a clothes horse! How about this one wearing a three-piece Harris Tweed suit and flap cap.
Champion jockey Tony McCoy unveiled the new equine look — labeled a “world first” and worn by veteran racehorse Morestead –ahead of this week’s Cheltenham Festival, one of Britain’s most prestigious jump meetings.
The suit was created by Emma Sandham-King, an apprentice of the late Alexander McQueen. Morestead will blend in well with festival fans expected to wear enough tweed to stretch 200 miles, according to statistician Dr. Geoff Ellis.
Morestead’s suit was cut from over 18 meters of tweed — that’s enough fabric to outfit 10 humans.
“I think Morestead is a bit like the Naomi Campbell of the modeling world; he’s strutting his stuff and he’s wearing the tweed with style,” said Jon Ivan Duke of bookmakers William Hill, which commissioned the outfit.
The four-day Cheltenham Festival kicks off Tuesday March 15 and ends with Friday’s iconic Gold Cup race.