The ambassadors for the 2017 Investec Derby Festival have been announced today, with the line-up headed by the acclaimed British actress, Emilia Fox.
“I am thrilled to be an ambassador for the Investec Derby. I love horse riding with my family and to be involved in such a historic, prestigious event as the Investec Derby is a complete privilege and joy. I also adore gardening in my time off, so I can’t wait to work with Rachel on creating a stunning floral hat to wear on the day!” – Emilia Fox
Best known for her long-standing role as Dr Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, Emilia Fox’s other recent acting accomplishments include the Sky 1 series Delicious (pictured above), the film Mum’s List and her current lead theatre role in Sex With Strangers. Born in London, Emilia comes from a famously thespian family and has grown up enjoying a great affinity to horses through her love of riding.
As part of her role and inspired by her love of gardens, Emilia will collaborate with royal milliner and Investec Derby fashion consultant Rachel Trevor-Morgan to design an exclusive, bespoke hat to wear on Investec Derby Day, Saturday 3 June.
Joining Emilia is two time Investec Derby winner and three time Investec Derby ambassador Frankie Dettori MBE. Britain’s best-loved champion jockey won the race in 2007 on Authorized and 2015 on Golden Horn, and will be looking for a further win in 2017 to add to his triumphant tally. Completing the line-up are male fashion influencers Teo Van Den Broeke and Grey Fox, both bringing their own individual style and flair to this year’s Investec Derby campaign, alongside Ella Catliff of “La Petite Anglaise” who will guide on women’s fashion and style for the Festival.
Renowned as the world’s greatest flat race and Britain’s richest race at £1.5million, the Investec Derby Festival is one of the biggest social events in the British calendar which takes place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June.
“The Investec Derby is the greatest flat race in the world and something I’m incredibly honoured to have experienced and represent. I am very proud to have won it twice and it is something I will continue to strive to win again as long as I continue to race.” – Frankie Dettori