Coming back a winner
We love to be able to celebrate the success of our learners and were thrilled when amateur jockey Harriet Tucker won her first two races back after taking a short break from the industry. These wins mark her biggest personal achievement to date, which is a poignant but encouraging message for many jockeys and other equestrian athletes, especially in the current climate:
“My biggest personal achievement is coming back strong from mental health problems and having two winners on my first two rides back”.
Harriet’s biggest achievement in her professional career also includes winning at Cheltenham in 2018; an amazing accomplishment that will stay with her forever. Her current statistics show her phenomenal win to ride ratio now standing at 27.27%, which is testament to her pure talent on a racecourse.
Harriet has been in racing for nine years and completed her advanced racing apprenticeship with us at the beginning of 2020, whilst she was based with Paul Nicholls Racing. She remembers watching racing on TV when younger alongside her grandparents who also used to train and thinking “I’m going to do that one day”. Now as we watch her progress we are so proud to have helped play a part in her career development.
She cites learning the nutritional facts and understanding the respiratory system of racehorses among some of the key things she learnt on her apprenticeship that she carries forward with her in her career. Her Haddon Training Trainer-Coach Izzy Emson is especially honoured to have helped Harriet on her journey;
“I am delighted that Harriet is seeing the results that we all knew she could achieve – she is a true winner, and not just on the racecourse.”
From all of the team at Haddon Training, we would like to say well done Harriet! An amazing accomplishment for an amazing person!