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Veteran race horse Morestead models a specially commissioned Harris Tweed suit to celebrate the start of the Cheltenham Festival.

Horse wears tweed suit

Veteran racehorse Morestead models the world's first authentic Harris Tweed suit designed for a racing horse,

The world’s first Harris Tweed suit has been revealed by 20-time champion jockey Sir Anthony McCoy ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

The new equestrian fashion range is modelled by veteran race horse Morestead and features a three-piece suit complete with shirt, tie and flat cap. 

The horse outfit was specially commissioned by bookmaker William Hill, who tasked former Alexander McQueen apprentice, Emma Sandham-King, with creating a Harris Tweed suit specifically for a race horse. 

Statistician Dr Geoff Ellis calculated that enough tweed is worn at Cheltenham Festival to stretch all the way from the historic racecourse to Ireland.

Dr Ellis studied 32 large scale crowd photos from the festival to cross examine the amount of tweed on show, finding that on average 200 miles and seven furlongs (321.5 km) of tweed are worn every year by spectators.

Tweed, the shooting field traditional favourite, is having a fashion moment after gracing catwalks in Paris, New York and London. 

Who will be wearing tweed next?