Back in Berkshire: Lizzie Kelly joins Newbury on summer placement
Lizzie Kelly enjoyed one of her finest moments in the saddle at Newbury when she partnered Agrapart to victory in the 2016 Betfair Hurdle and the Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival-winning rider has now returned to the track in a different capacity.
Kelly is on a summer placement at the Berkshire course, where she will join the raceday presenting team, help with marketing and take up an ambassadorial role as the track prepares for ladies' day on August 18. She enjoyed her first raceday in the role on Thursday.
"I work three days a week and will be here until the end of August and then we'll see where we're at."
Kelly, who studied at the University of Winchester and has a degree in events management, explained how different life in the office is to the weighing room.
She joked: "Normally I have a nap between one o'clock and four o'clock, so I'm struggling at the moment."
"It will be great to have Lizzie's help on some of these trips, as well as adding an extra dimension to our paddock presenting team on our major racedays."
Kelly became the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 over jumps when she partnered Tea For Two to victory in the Kauto Star Novices' Chase in 2015.
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