Alice Plunkett Wiki, Biography
Alice Plunkett (also known by her married name, Alice Fox-Pitt) is a former eventer and National Hunt jockey and current presenter on ITV Racing in the UK. She is the only female to have ridden at both Badminton Horse Trials and over the Grand National course at Aintree.
Plunkett started riding at hunts, which led to riding in point to points. That, in turn, led to her riding in the 1993 Fox Hunters’ Chase at Aintree, one of the two main hunter chase races in the calendar. She was aged only 19 and it was only her fifth ride on a racecourse. She rode a horse called Bold King’s Hussar, bred by her grandad and finished fourteenth. She went on to ride winners on the flat, over hurdles and fences.
In her eventing career she rode at Badminton Horse Trials and also represented Great Britain at the European Three Day Event Championships under 21. She gave up competitive riding in 2000, but has since ridden in charity races at the Cheltenham Festival.
Plunkett was on the main Channel 4 Racing team from 2001 to 2016 and then with ITV when they took over racing coverage in 2017. In recent years she had been one of the lead presenters for National Hunt Racing coverage.
She has also been the Radio 5 Live equestrian correspondent and has hosted equestrian events for Eurosport, Sky Sports and Horse and Country. She has also presented two series of equestrian interest show Horse Tails on Animal Planet. She is married to eventer William Fox-Pitt. They have four children: Oliver, Thomas, Chloe, and Emily.
The illness that killed two of Alice’s sisters was likewise unveiled in a meeting. At the point when she was just sixteen, Katie, Alice’s sister, surrendered to leukemia after a short battle that endured a little more than a month.
Subsequent to getting a melanoma conclusion, her other sister Eloise died at 27 years old. Without a doubt, Alice was near the two of them, and the deficiency of two sisters so early gave Alice pain she could always be unable to survive.
Alice actually tracks down magnificence and is thankful for her life in spite of the way that the sickness has obliterated her loved ones. She even partook in a horse race for a noble cause to help disease research.
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