Friday Video from SmartPak: A Day in the Life of Hayley Turner

I often think of jockeys as the paternal twins of eventers. We’ve got much of the same blood running through our veins; the same hunger for adrenaline, the same healthy dose of insanity and joie de vivre that means our brains are mostly just hard-wired to go really, really fast. So I was delighted to nab a spare fifteen minutes to delve into the life of British jockey Hayley Turner via this fascinating video. I know so many of you will relate to the dualities of her life: the hard work, the dark and early mornings, the aching loneliness, all of which is juxtaposed against the thrill of chasing a goal and the magic of finding yourself totally in sync with a horse.

Go Racing.