Tweed suit designed for horse in bookies’ Cheltenham Festival PR stunt

By on Monday, March 14, 2016

In a photo-led stunt ahead of this week’s Cheltenham Festival, betting company William Hill has had a tweed suit created for veteran racehorse Morestead.

Seamstresses and tailors managed to fashion the three piece suit in four weeks. According to Sky News, Emma Sandham-King and her team used 18 metres of Harris Tweed for the outfit – 10 times more than is usually needed for a standard suit.

The outfit was unveiled by champion jockey Sir Tony (AP) McCoy, dressed in a similar suit.

This video explains more:

The story has been well-covered, also making it onto the front page of the Daily Mirror:

Involved agency: Taylor Herring

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