Rachael Blackmore

County of origin: Tipperary

First winner: Stowaway Pearl ('Shark' Hanlon) Thurles, February 10th, 2011

Jockeys' Championship runner-up: 2018/2019 (90 winners)

Assoc. trainers: Henry De Bromhead, Willie Mullins, 'Shark' Hanlon, Denise O'Shea, Ellmarie Holden, Tom Mullins, Tom Gibney, Colin Bowe

Significant horses: Minella Indo, A Plus Tard, Honeysuckle, Monalee, Chris's Dream, Patricks Park, Poker Party, Abolitionist, Merie Devie, Ballyegan Hero, Davids Charm, True Self, Supreme Vinnie, Is She Diesel, Icantsay, Moon Over Germany, Dommage Pour Toi.

Follow Rachael on Twitter: @rachaelblackmor

Did you know:

From Killenaule, County Tipperary, Rachael Blackmore rode 11 point-to-point winners and seven winners as an amateur rider before turning professional in March, 2015. She gained her first success in the paid ranks when Most Honourable, trained by ‘Shark’ Hanlon, was a winner at Clonmel on September 3rd of the same year. Hanlon had also provided Blackmore with her initial success as an amateur rider when Stowaway Pearl won at Thurles on February 10th, 2011.

Rachael enjoyed a notable success and gained a her first big success when partnering the Ellmarie Holden-trained Abolitionist to land the €100,000 Download The Ladbrokes Exchange App Leinster National Handicap Chase at Naas on March 12, 2017. With 32 winners, she became the first female jockey to win the Conditional Riders’ title in the 2016/2017 season.

Rachael rode her first winner on the Flat when taking a conditions' race at Killarney on May 16th, 2017 on the Denise O'Shea-trained Supreme Vinnie. She rode out her claim when winning the Oulart Maiden Hurdle on the Colin Bowe-trained Sweet Home Chicago at Wexford on June 21st, 2017. It was her 60th racecourse success.

She rode the first treble of her career when partnering Theatre Dreams, Monbeg Chit Chat and Classic Theatre to win at at Tipperary on Sunday, July 22, 2018. All three were trained by Henry De Bromhead. A second treble came at Gowran Park in February of the following year where among her winners was the De Bromhead-trained Monalee in the Grade 2 Red Mills Chase. It was her first Grade 2 winner over fences and remarkably she got a second 24 hours later at Navan where Chris's Dream landed the Ladbrokes Ten Up Novice Chase, another trained by the County Waterford handler. 

A Plus Tard gave Rachael her first Cheltenham Festival success when landing the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase in March, 2019. Henry de Bromhead's five-year-old went off a 5/1 favourite and won by a startling 16 lengths. On the final day of the same Festival, Rachael gained her first Grade 1 success when Minella Indo landed the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle, becoming the first female jockey to ride a Grade 1 winner over hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival. 

Rachael's first Grade 1 success in Ireland came on the De Bromhead-trained Honeysuckle in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. She ended that season with 90 winners, easily securing the runner-up spot in the jockeys' championship behind Paul Townend. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/2019110010€0€2,813€2,813
Winter All Weather 2017/201820000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2016/201710000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2019/202015717171715€292,863€133,315€426,178
National Hunt 2018/201961590566756€1,147,250€546,690€1,693,940
National Hunt 2017/201837534274430€548,625€279,209€827,834
National Hunt 2016/201736232313933€351,875€319,781€671,656
National Hunt 2015/20161706131019€44,350€55,620€99,970
National Hunt 2014/2015100001€0€1,000€1,000
Flat 2019102002€13,800€1,275€15,075
Flat 2018263040€32,500€6,575€39,075
Flat 2017141230€8,125€9,050€17,175
Flat 201650000€0€263€263
Flat 201530001€0€575€575

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Listowel 14/09/19 Supreme Vinnie HcpCh 2m 1f u.r. 11-8 128 Charlie Chute Memorial H'cap S'chase
Listowel 14/09/19 Whoyakodding (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 10 11-1 91 Doctor Bob H'cap H'dle
Listowel 13/09/19 Qui Bono HcpHdl 3m 13 11-11 107 Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Hcap Hdle
Listowel 13/09/19 Lucky Pat Ch 2m 4f fell 11-2 125 Southampton Goodwill Plate S'chase
Listowel 13/09/19 Baily Thunder (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 99 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 12/09/19 Mount Hanover (GB) BegCh 2m 6f 5 11-12 Kevin McManus Beginners S'chase €480
Listowel 12/09/19 Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) HcpHdl 2m 12 10-5 131 Ladbrokes Ireland Listowel H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 11/09/19 Poker Party (FR) HcpCh 3m 1 10-5 138 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €120,000
Listowel 11/09/19 Ballymacaw MdnHdl 2m 5 11-12 M.S.D. Animal Health M'dn H'dle €450
Listowel 10/09/19 Alice O'Byrne MdnHdl 2m 7 11-1 Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle
Listowel 10/09/19 Imperial View MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-2 Jet O'Carroll Memorial EBF (M) Mdn H'dle €340
Listowel 10/09/19 Coral Blue HcpHdl 2m 13 10-3 115 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 10/09/19 Magic Sea HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-10 104 Listowel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 09/09/19 Legal Spin Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-7 86 www.listowelraces.ie H'cap
Listowel 08/09/19 Jan Maat (GER) NovCh 2m 1f 2 11-7 133 Cheestrings Novice S'chase €4,400
Listowel 08/09/19 Rocks Of Bawnree (GB) MdnHdl 3m p.u. 11-12 Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle
Listowel 08/09/19 Patchouli (GB) Hdl 2m p.u. 10-1 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle
Listowel 08/09/19 Deans Road HcpCh 2m 4f 9 11-10 139 Kerry Group H'cap S'chase
Navan 07/09/19 Fayre Magic Mdn 1m 10 9-5 Irish EBF Supporting ICW Mdn
Down Royal 30/08/19 Magic Sea MdnHdl 2m 4f b.d. 11-6 104 PepsiCo M'dn H'dle

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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