Highfields lad aiming to break into the exclusive world of horse racing

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A young horse rider is well on his way to his dream of becoming a jockey after less than a year of training.

Kanane Francis from Highfields recently graduated from the prestigious British Racing School earlier this year and a three-month intensive course.

Before December 2019, the now 20-year-old had no experience working with horses. That was until a Facebook post about the Urban Equestrian Academy in Leicester caught his interest.

"I was scrolling through Facebook one night and thought "why not?" - I wasn't doing anything at the time so I got in touch and asked to volunteer to help out. I didn't expect to be riding,"

 link source - Leicester Mercury

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