JOCKEYS are normally on the small side yet the most prominent rider in Yorkshire was a touch larger, being taller than ten double-decker buses.

No ordinary horse was expected to bear the weight of this super-jockey, who was cleverly positioned on the White Horse at Kilburn. He was put there as part of a stunt to promote this summer's Royal Ascot meeting at York.

The White Horse at Kilburn has been used this way before, notably for a pro-hunting protest from the Countryside Alliance.

This latest large-scale addition of a rider indicated that Royal Ascot is galloping a little closer.

Updated: 11:08 Friday, March 25, 2005