Racing Behind Closed Doors: An interview with Francesca Cumani
With Cheltenham going ahead behind closed doors next week, and with the hope of Ascot going ahead in June we are starting to think about racing style, taking bespoke orders and looking forward to being able to start socialising again.
We we're lucky enough to have the beautiful Francesca Cumani wear some of our bespoke coats to present the races earlier on this year (pictured below) and we are so excited to see what she will wear for the Cheltenham festival next week!
To help get us into the racing mood we are running a variety of events across our social media platforms for the next few weeks, including dressing up our mannequin Elvira, sharing tips from tipster Capt. Kneesup (@Raceweb_UK) and sharing a variety of interviews with those involved in the races here on our blog.
This week we are delighted to be sharing an interview with the fabulous Francesca Cumani, who discusses how she got into presenting and her love for horses. Keep your eyes peeled on the blog as we have another post coming later this week featuring Alice Whittington, racing secretary to horse trainer Harry Whittington, whose horses are racing at Cheltenham and Iona Montgomery who makes the most marvellous bespoke and ready to wear hats.
As ITV's racing correspondence, Francesca will be covering the Cheltenham festival. Always a style icon when presenting, she never fails to look glamorous and with a former trainer and breeder as a father is always incredibly insightful with the horses, trainers and the events taking place.
Have you always loved racing?
100%! I was very lucky to grow up surrounded by horses in the thick of a thriving racing yard and I loved it from the very start. My love of racing stems from the love of horses and that has been a really strong constant throughout my life.
How did you get into presenting?
How have you found lockdown and its challenges?
What has been your favourite outfit while presenting?
What are you looking forward to doing after lockdown?
What is your favourite racecourse?
What is your funniest moment while presenting ?