Hayley Turner Wins Charity Payout Thanks To Kauto Star!
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Hayley Turner has secured a £2500 donation to Headway Brain Injury Association courtesy of Kauto Star's historic fifth victory in the William Hill King George VI Chase on Boxing Day.
Horse racing's leading lady rider was the inaugural winner of the William Hill Sports Woman of the Year Award, and as part of her prize, Turner received a £1000 charity bet courtesy of the sponsors - of which she staked £500 each-way on Kauto Star at 4-1 to shine in the Christmas highlight.
Hayley, the first female jockey to win a Group One race outright this year, landed a short-head victory for the award when beating Jessica Ennis into runner-up spot by the smallest of margins (165 votes).
Her chosen charity is one very-much close to her heart - Headway Brain Injury Association in Cambridge - having spent the majority of 2009 unable to ride professionally due to a head injury sustained during a fall on the Newmarket gallops.
William Hill spokeswoman Kate Miller said "Hayley got it spot on with her Kauto Star, topping a sensational year for Flat racing's leading lady rider, and we're delighted to be sending a belated Christmas present to Headway Brain Injury Association as a result of her charity pick"
HEADWAY CAMBRIDGESHIRE - BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION
Headway Cambridgeshire provide specialist services and support to people with an acquired brain injury, their family and carers; and raise awareness of the issues surrounding brain injury.
For more information on Headway - http://www.headway-cambs.org.uk/
WILLIAM HILL BETTING
William Hill King George VI Chase 2012: 11-4 Long Run, 7-2 Grands Crus, 11-2 Kauto Star, 16-1 Silviniaco Conti
Cheltenham Gold Cup: 3-1 Long Run, 9-2 Kauto Star, 10-1 Grand Crus, 16-1 Quito De La Roque, Riverside Theatre, Time For Rupert, Weird Al, 20-1 Burton Port, Diamond Harry, Rubi Light, 25-1 Captain Chris, Noble Prince, 33-1 Jessies Dream, Wayward Prince, What A Friend, Wishfull Thinking, 40-1 Bostons Angel, Michel Le Bon, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3)