Charitable rider hoping to repeat last year’s Kiplingcotes success

Carolyn Bales with 'Woteva', who she will be riding in next week's Kiplincotes Derby.
Carolyn Bales with 'Woteva', who she will be riding in next week's Kiplincotes Derby.

The winner of last year’s Kiplingcotes Derby is saddling up to compete in the race again this year to help raise funds for charity.

Carolyn Bales was not planning to ride in England’s oldest flat horse race again after crossing the winning post first last year. However, the 35-year-old has changed her mind after deciding to enter the Macmillan Cancer SUpport charity race at York racecourse on 14 June, which she needs to raise at least £2,500 for to take part.

She hopes by competing in the Kiplingcotes Derby next Thursday that she can attract more donations and sponsors to help her raise the funds for the race in York.

Full story in this Thursday’s (13 March) new-style Pocklington Post.