A HEREFORDSHIRE jockey has linked up with one of the UK's leading equine and bloodstock insurance brokers.

Charlie Deutsch, who rides for county trainer Venetia Williams, joins Lycetts in a three-year deal having had more than 60 winners to his name.

“Lycetts has been a long-term supporter of racing at all levels and has a great reputation within the racing world,” said Deutsch.

“Many of its staff live and breathe racing like I do and I am delighted to be associated with them.

"I hope to be able to reward their confidence in my ability.”

William McCarter, rural divisional director at Lycetts, added: “Charlie’s career is taking off and if we can accelerate that progress, we will have played a small role in nurturing some young and raw talent in the sport.”