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Rachael Blackmore is an Irish jockey who competes in National Hunt racing. In 2021, she became the first female jockey to win the Grand National.
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Rachael Blackmore was born on July 11, 1989 (age 32 years) in Killenaule, Ireland. She is the daughter of a teacher Charles Blackmore and Eimir Blackmore a farmer, Blackmore grew up on a dairy farm in Killenaule, County Tipperary, Ireland, and started riding at an early age, taking part in pony club meetings, hunting and pony racing. She gained a degree in equine science at the University of Limerick, while riding out and competing as an amateur jockey.
Rachael Blackmore rode her first winner as an amateur jockey on 10 February 2011, when Stowaway Pearl, trained by Shark Hanlon, won the Tipperary Ladies’ Handicap Hurdle at Thurles. She turned professional in March 2015, having ridden eleven point-to-point winners and seven winners as an amateur rider.
Blackmore first winner as a professional was Most Honourable, trained by Hanlon, at Clonmel on 3 September 2015. In 2017, she became the first woman to win the conditional riders’ championship in Ireland.
In 2018 Blackmore had her first ride in the Grand National. Her mount, Alpha des Obeaux, trained by Mouse Morris, went off at 33/1 and fell at the fifteenth fence, the Chair.
Rachael Blackmore first Cheltenham Festival winner came in 2019 when A Plus Tard landed the Chase Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase. She then gained her first Grade 1 victory when Minella Indo won the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. Both winners were trained by Henry de Bromhead for whom Blackmore was by now riding as stable jockey. In the 2019 Grand National Blackmore finished in tenth place on the de Bromhead-trained 66/1 chance Valseur Lido.
Blackmore’s first Grade 1 race victory in Ireland came in April 2019 when Honeysuckle won the Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse. Blackmore finished the season with 90 winners and took the runner-up spot in the Irish jump racing Champion Jockey competition behind Paul Townend.
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Honeysuckle provided Blackmore with another Cheltenham Festival win in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle in 2020. Blackmore finished third in the Irish jump racing championship in the curtailed 2019–20 season.
In 2021, Blackmore achieved two notable “firsts” at the Cheltenham Festival, becoming the first female jockey to partner a winner of the Champion Hurdle and, by finishing with six winners across the four days, she also became the first female jockey to win the Ruby Walsh Trophy for leading Cheltenham jockey.
On 10 April 2021, Rachael Blackmore rode Minella Times to victory in the 2021 Grand National, becoming the first female jockey to win the race. Minella Times, trained by de Bromhead, went off as the fourth favourite at 11/1 and, having given Blackmore a “sensational spin”, passed the post 6½ lengths in front of stablemate and runner-up Balko Des Flos.
Due to Covid-19 protocols, there were no spectators on the course to witness Blackmore’s historic victory. Interviewed by ITV after the race, she said: “I don’t feel male or female right now. I don’t even feel human…. It’s unbelievable”.
Rachael Blackmore is currently dating Brian Hayes. Her husband-to-be is also a jockey. They have been dating for a couple of years.
Rachael Blackmore net worth
How much is Rachael Blackmore worth? Rachael Blackmore net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a jockey. Blackmore successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest and influential jockeys in Ireland.