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 2019/20206261084€68,463€48,605€117,068
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Downpatrick 15/07/19 Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) Hdl 2m 1f 100yds 1 11-12 131 Plus2Print Remembering Tony Oakes H'dle
Downpatrick 15/07/19 Hello Pilgrim MdnHdl 2m 5f 170yds 2 10-11 IrishJockeys Support Downpatrick Mdn Hdl
Downpatrick 15/07/19 Guttural MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 3 11-4 Tony Patterson Sports (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Sligo 14/07/19 Zagnzig HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-1 84 RSS Document H'cap H'dle
Limerick 13/07/19 Karannelle MdnHdl 2m 6 11-1 Free Racecourse WiFi (Mares) M'dn H'dle €260
Limerick 13/07/19 Ellie Mac HcpCh 2m 6f 50yds p.u. 11-2 127 Galway Races Galway Plate Trial Hcap Sch
Limerick 13/07/19 Visioman (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 3 11-12 Handipak Play Live 25th July Beg S'chase €1,400
Limerick 13/07/19 Or Jaune De Somoza (FR) NovCh 2m 2f 2 11-8 131 Twilight Evenings At Limerick Nov S'chse €3,400
Limerick 13/07/19 Ocean Glandore HcpCh 3m 1 11-12 102 Racing Again July 25th H'cap S'chase €6,900
Cork 12/07/19 Florrie Webb MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 mallowprint.ie M'dn H'dle €1,350
Cork 12/07/19 Arthur Fonzarelli MdnHdl 2m fell 11-7 Clubs Fundraiser Night M'dn H'dle
Cork 12/07/19 Dicey HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-6 87 Finbarr Quaid Electrical (M) H'cap H'dle €250
Cork 12/07/19 Robin The Hare MdnHdl 3m 7 11-12 Finbarr Quaid Electrical M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 09/07/19 Judgement Day NovHdl 2m 4f 208yds p.u. 11-5 125 Connolly's Red Mills Rated Novice H'dle
Bellewstown 06/07/19 Arcenfete HcpHdl 2m 160yds 10 10-10 124 Fast Shipping Bellewstown H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 06/07/19 Generalisation MdnHdl 2m 160yds 5 11-4 107 Hibernia Steel M'dn H'dle €345
Bellewstown 06/07/19 Ayr Of Elegance (GB) HcpHdl 3m 9 10-7 99 Fast Terminals H'cap H'dle
Wexford 05/07/19 Theatre Run HcpCh 2m 4f 10 10-12 95 Crown Bar H'cap S'chase
Wexford 05/07/19 Guttural MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 Audi Wexford M'dn H'dle €2,300
Wexford 05/07/19 Conrad Hastings Ch 2m 4f 6 11-2 146 J Donohoe BMW S'chase €400

*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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