Rachael Blackmore

County of origin: Tipperary

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

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, Monalee, Chris's Dream, Patricks Park, Abolitionist, Merie Devie, Ballyegan Hero, Davids Charm, True Self, Supreme Vinnie, Is She Diesel, Icantsay. 

Follow Rachael on Twitter: @rachaelblackmor

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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 12th, 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. 

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 2018/201956684545953€965,500€483,603€1,449,103
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 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
Thurles 23/03/19 Oisin James HcpCh 2m 4f 91yds fell 10-3 95 Duggan Veterinary Supplies H'cap S'chase
Thurles 23/03/19 Uncle Noble (USA) HcpHdl 2m 7f 59yds 14 10-4 86 Horse & Jockey H'cap H'dle
Cork 21/03/19 Garrylawn MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-0 CITSU (Fillies) M'dn H'dle
Cork 21/03/19 Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) Hdl 2m 3 11-2 UCC Horse Racing Society H'dle €2,000
Cork 21/03/19 Riverdene HcpHdl 3m 9 10-2 108 UCC Don't Step On The Crest H'cap H'dle
Navan 18/03/19 Seskin Flyer HcpCh 2m 1f 6 11-7 118 Toals.com H'cap S'chase
Navan 18/03/19 Ontheiflist MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Toalsbet App M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/03/19 Three Wise Men HcpHdl 2m 10 11-5 125 Toalsbet Casino H'cap H'dle
Navan 18/03/19 Stoneford HcpCh 3m fell 10-9 116 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Limerick 17/03/19 Braize (FR) HcpHdl 2m 5f 4 10-5 87 Follow Limerick On Twitter H'cap H'dle €600
Limerick 17/03/19 Spyglass Hill MdnHdl 2m 6f 5 11-12 118 Hospitality Packages Limerick M'dn H'dle €325
Limerick 17/03/19 Cool Saint (FR) NovHdl 2m 6f p.u. 10-12 124 Kerry Group EBF ShannonSpray (M) Nov Hdl Grade 3
Limerick 17/03/19 Dawn Shadow NovCh 2m 6f 120yds p.u. 11-0 Charleville EBF (Mares) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2
Limerick 17/03/19 The Ballyboys HcpCh 3m 120yds 6 10-6 98 Liam Hogan Memorial H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 16/03/19 Aforementioned (FR) HcpHdl 2m 5f 130yds 3 11-11 124 French Village Novice H'cap H'dle €1,600
Down Royal 16/03/19 Howluckycanwebe MdnHdl 2m 140yds 3 10-11 95 Racing TV M'dn H'dle €1,100
Naas 10/03/19 High School Days (USA) HcpHdl 2m 3f 10 11-3 131 Naas Supporters H'cap H'dle
Naas 10/03/19 Wishmoor HcpCh 3m 10 10-1 133 Toalsbet Leinster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Gowran Park 09/03/19 Touch Of Oscar MdnHdl 2m 5 11-12 Philip Ireland M'dn H'dle €338
Gowran Park 09/03/19 Niccolai HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 10-11 95 Xenon Security H'cap H'dle (Div 1)

*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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