Sammy-Jo Bell's performances on the track have been catching the eye during the 2015 flat racing season in the UK.
The 24-year-old has let her riding do the talking winning a succession of races this year. Here, she can be seen riding Imshivalla to a win at The Whiteley Clinic Stakes at Goodwood racecourse on August 29.
Bell is currently an apprentice jockey, learning her trade under the stewardship of legendary horse trainer Richard Fahey (right) at his stables in North Yorkshire.
Richard Fahey (center) speaks with jockeys Hayley Turner (left) and James Doyle at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse in 2014. Of Bell he told CNN: "She's very talented is Sammy. She doesn't complicate things. She's got a great racing brain."
Fahey currently trains around 200 horses at his stables and has a number of talented apprentice jockeys on his books including Jack Garritty and Rachel Richardson.
Bell poses for a photograph during a rare moment of relaxation. "I probably don't live a typical 24-year-old's life -- maybe not so much socializing," she says. "But, you know, if you're going to do the job and do it well you've got to be dedicated and you have to put everything into it."
Bell teamed up with Fahey in 2013. She comes from a horsey background -- her mother rode point-to-point races -- and relishes the challenge of flat racing. "I suppose it's dangerous but i don't really think of it like that. It's something I love doing and I enjoy every minute," she said.
Bell leads the chasing pack riding Shell Bay at the Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse on August 8, 2015. The girl from Co. Antrim was the first apprentice jockey to take part in the professional team event.