|Emma gets her game face on at the Breeders' Cup|
Riders will accumulate points for their teams according to their finishing positions in the six races.
Wilson, who took part in the Shergar Cup in 2006, makes no bones about her goal in the competition.
“I always want to win,” grins Wilson. “I’ve ridden in the Shergar Cup, and having ridden in England before, it will serve me well. It's not going to be new ground.”
Of course, she’s not opposed to breaking new ground. In 2007, she became the first female rider to win Canada’s most important race, the Queen’s Plate, when she guided Mike Fox to a gruelling stretch victory in the 1 ¼-mile classic.
Ian Black, who trained Mike Fox to that historic score in the first Queen’s Plate raced over the Polytrack, has great respect for the 30-year-old rider.
“She’s very strong,” said Black. “There are not many men who would outride or out finish her."
Hayley Turner (Captain)
REST OF THE WORLD:
Yutaka Take (Captain)
GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND:
Kieren Fallon (Captain)
Read about Wilson and her rescue horse 'Gus' here in The Ballad of Emma-Jayne Wilson and Belle Gully