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, 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 2019/2020261314€16,250€19,800€36,050
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 201910000€0€0€0
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Clonmel 16/05/19 Game Present MdnHdl 2m 3f 189yds fell 11-4 Clonacody (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/05/19 Brog Ahaon MdnHdl 2m 100yds 8 11-12 Kildare Hunt Club M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/05/19 Shantou Warrior HcpHdl 2m 7f 12 11-9 99 Next Race Day 12th June H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 15/05/19 Home Place HcpCh 3m 7 10-7 97 Thanks To Our Members H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 15/05/19 Supreme Vinnie HcpCh 2m 2 10-10 132 Punchestown Race & Dine H'cap S'chase €5,000
Punchestown 15/05/19 Or Jaune De Somoza (FR) NovCh 2m 2 11-10 137 Corinthian Restaurant Novice S'chase €4,000
Tramore 14/05/19 Courtin Bb HcpHdl 2m 5f 3 10-11 80 BetVictor Irish Racing H'cap H'dle €1,050
Tramore 14/05/19 Generalisation MdnHdl 2m 4 11-4 109 Lengthen Odds With BetVictor M'dn H'dle €575
Tramore 14/05/19 Beliou Le Fume HcpHdl 2m 14 10-13 89 BetVictor Run For Your Money H'cap H'dle
Tramore 14/05/19 Milomynit BegCh 2m 6f 20yds p.u. 11-5 Follow @BetVictorRacing Beginners S'ch
Killarney 13/05/19 Eamon High HcpHdl 2m 6f 50yds 1 11-1 122 Easy Clean Limited H'cap H'dle €16,250
Killarney 13/05/19 Na Trachtalai Abu HcpCh 3m 2f 4 10-8 128 Tote Killarney National H'cap S'chase €3,500
Killarney 12/05/19 Definite Dilemma MdnHdl 2m 1f 5 11-4 Killarney Towers Hotel M'dn H'dle €288
Killarney 12/05/19 Arcenfete HcpHdl 2m 1f fell 10-3 125 Kelly Brothers H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Killarney 12/05/19 High School Days (USA) Hdl 2m 1f 4 11-0 128 BetVictor (Mares) H'dle (Listed) Listed €1,500
Cork 11/05/19 Ask And Answer HcpHdl 3m 4 11-4 101 Buy Online @ Corkracecourse.ie Hcap Hdle €625
Cork 11/05/19 Dromline MdnHdl 3m 7 11-12 Examiner M'dn H'dle
Cork 11/05/19 Nero Rock MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 Summer BBQ Evenings M'dn H'dle €2,700
Cork 11/05/19 Lean And Keen HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-5 118 Horse & Jockey Hotel H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 10/05/19 Night Sir HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds p.u. 10-0 68 Randox Health Tiger Roll H'cap S'chase
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*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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