Racehorse dons Harris Tweed suit for Cheltenham

Ever wondered what a horse would look like in a suit? Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

A veteran racehorse has pulled out all the stops ahead of this year's Cheltenham festival - donning a three piece tweed suit and flat cap for the occasion.

Dressed in the world's first horse-sized Harris Tweed suit, stylish stallion 'Morestead' happily posed for pictures with Champion jockey Sir Tony McCoy - who was dressed in a matching number, as he helped mark the start of the famous festival.

Trading in his birthday suit for the tweed number the racer proudly showed off his designer outfit which was created by former Alexander McQueen apprentice Emma Sandham-King and showed that he was just as dapper a dresser as racegoers.

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Creator Sandham-King said the creation was one of the "biggest challenges that I have faced in my career as a designer", adding "some models can be real divas, but veteran racing horse Morestead was calm and a pleasure to work with."

The outfit, which was four weeks in the making and was created using more than 18 metres of tweed, was specially commissioned by bookmaker William Hill ahead of the horse racing event as a nod to customers who tend to opt for tweed when attending.