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sport news Harry Enright defies the odds to pursue dream of becoming Britain's first ...
Harry Enright has dreams of a lifetime in the saddle as teenager defies the odds to pursue dream of becoming Britain's first one-handed jockey Teenager Harry Enright is aiming to become Britain's first one-handed jockey  The 17-year-old has defied the odds to pursue his horse racing dream  Enright was born without a left hand but has taken up tennis, fishing and football He accepts there will be bumps on the way but is keen to realise his ambition 

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Don't try telling Harry Enright there are limits to what he can achieve.

The 17-year-old Londoner has already defied the odds and he reckons his horse racing journey is still only just at the start.

Despite being born without a left hand, Harry has graduated from two courses at the British Racing School in Newmarket where staff helped develop a special prosthetic which allows Harry to have two arms in contact with the reins.

Harry Enright believes there are no limits to what he can achieve amid his horse racing dream

Harry Enright believes there are no limits to what he can achieve amid his horse racing dream

Harry has now moved to Oxfordshire trainer Lawney Hill and is riding out five lots a day, honing his riding technique and getting more confident by the day.

Not many would have bet on that happening when the 14-year-old Harry told his mum Michelle and dad James that he wanted to become Britain’s first one-handed jockey. But ‘not possible’ isn’t a phrase the Tottenham-supporting teenager recognises.

Harry, who has no family connection to racing, said: ‘The answer I got from mum wasn’t what I thought it would be. I thought she would say, “We have to think about this, take it easy”. But it was: “Let’s go and do it”.

‘If there is a challenge there is no reason not to go towards it. Sometimes it takes a bit of time to get confidence. But ‘struggling’ and ‘I can’t do’ are completely different things.

The 17-year-old from London is aiming to become Britain's first ever one-handed jockey

The 17-year-old from London is aiming

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