A Letter to Rachael Blackmore from her Mother

Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore is an Irish jockey who, in 2021, became the first female rider to win the Grand National (in the 182-year history of the race) on Minella Times. In 2022, she followed that up by becoming the first woman to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. As we approach the 2022 Grand National, Rachael’s mother, […]

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Rachael Blackmore Becomes the First Female Jockey to Win the Grand national

Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National

Rachael Blackmore made history yesterday by becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National Steeplechase. The 31-year old Irish jockey rode Minella Times to the victory at a closed track. It’s a shame that only a handful of people got to see her historic victory live. Last year the Grand National was canceled […]

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Rachael Blackmore Guides Honeysuckle to Eighth Consecutive Victory

Horse racing is one of the only sports where men and women compete against each other, although women still represent only a small fraction of professional jockeys. In the US, women comprise only 14% of working jockeys and ride in only 10% of race starts. Only 2% ride at the elite level of the Triple […]

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