Lycetts, one of the leading equine and bloodstock insurance brokers in the UK, has continued its commitment to the racing industry by renewing its sponsorship deal with British National Hunt jockey Charlie Deutsch. The company began sponsoring Gloucestershire-based Deutsch in 2017, since when he has earned an enviable reputation, with 242 wins to date.
“I’m delighted not only by Lycetts continued support, but by its long-standing dedication to the world of racing, especially during these challenging times,” he said.
After leaving school at 16, Deutsch worked for trainer Charlie Longsdon before coming under the expert guidance of Venetia Williams, whose faith in him has been borne out. In February of this year, he achieved his first Grade One win at Sandown. The following month saw him celebrating his first Cheltenham Festival win in the Grade One Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase. Deutsch is one of a number of talented jockeys in the Lycetts portfolio.
In September, the company announced its sponsorship of champion apprentice jockey Benoit De La Sayette, who joined its existing stable of Nick Orpwood, Amie Waugh and Charlotte Alexander.
“The support that Lycetts gives to me and my fellow jockeys is tremendously important,” said Deutsch. “Being backed by them is a real demonstration of confidence.”
Lycetts Regional Director William McCarter added: “Support for Charlie, and our other jockeys, is important to help them reach the heights their talent deserves. We are delighted to invest in their careers. Lycetts also recognises all the hard work and commitment from the wider industry – beyond race day – which is why we are proud of our Leadership and Team Champions Awards. Launched in 2017, these recognise and reward the most outstanding racehorse training yards in Britain.”