Jockey Nina Carberry is to take on a new role with trainer Noel Meade.

She is to become racing assistant at the Tu Va yard in Co Meath from 1 September.  Noel described her as “a valuable cog in the wheel”.

Nina, who is the sister of Noel’s stable jockey Paul Carberry, has been riding for Noel for more than a decade and is the main amateur jockey for him. She also rides out at the yard three mornings a week.

She will now be more involved with the racing operation. She will be meeting owners and on hand at the races.

“Nina will become my racing assistant and I think she’ll be a very good addition to what is already a very good team,” said Noel.

“She’s a likeable person and I think she’ll be good at talking with owners and everything else.

“It will also be good for her to get a bit more of an idea of what’s involved in the training side of things. It’s a good move for everyone and I’m very much looking forward to it.”