UTTOXETER LADIES DAY SEES BECKY SMITH WIN OVER JUMPS
Ladies Day at Uttoxeter on Friday – the perfect setting for a lady jockey to take on the professionals! That is exactly what Becky Smith did, and went on to enjoy a comfortable win opening her account for the jump season when partnering DEBT TO SOCIETY for Richard Ford.
Leading the field of 14 from the off, the partnership were headed soon after jumping the 9th but Debt to Society responded to Becky’s urgings and, left in the lead two fences from home with the dramatic departure of GWILL SPAR and Archie Bellamy, Becky drove her horse (not the most straightforward of rides) to the line to win by 3 1/2 lengths.
Many congratulations Becky on an excellent ride and a good interview afterwards too with Bob Cooper!
Becky and fellow amateur Catherine Walton’s photo (shown below) features in one of this year’s Scottish Racing publications. Both ladies ride on the Flat and over jumps and both have ridden winners this season under both codes.