Ascot sponsor Harrogate Water has introduced a season-long partnership with main beginner jockey Becky Smith to advertise wholesome hydration in elite game.

Becky, 31, is beginner rider for Micky Hammond Racing in Middleham, North Yorkshire, and has simply finished her greatest NH season, completing runner-up within the 2017/18 Amateur Lady Jockeys National Hunt (NH) Championship.

Becky mentioned: “I’m thrilled to grow to be Harrogate Water’s hydration ambassador. I’m keen about the well being and wellbeing of jockeys and wholesome hydration is crucial message in all game, together with racing. As with all elite sportsmen and girls, it will be significant that jockeys maintain ourselves.

“When you may have suffered the trauma of a career-threatening harm, as I’ve, it makes you realise that your profession can last more when you set up your weight and well being responsibly.

“Jockeys are athletes and staying properly hydrated is vitally important for peak fitness, especially at elite level. Sensible eating and drinking to remain hydrated is an important message to get across and for everyone in sport to understand.”

Harrogate Water logo supervisor Nicky Cain mentioned: “We are overjoyed to be sponsoring Becky for the approaching season. She is without doubt one of the greatest beginner jockeys and extremely revered right through horseracing and the wider wearing global.

Becky suffered a career-threatening knee harm in 2013 and used to be instructed she may no longer have the ability to journey competitively once more. However, with grit and backbone, she made her comeback after 14 months.

In a go back to shape, in simplest her 2d race, she rode her most beneficial winner Sand On Fire in a global championship race at Sam Houston Park in Texas. She went on to complete runner-up on this planet collection in Abu Dhabi.