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

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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 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 2019/202037750533541€823,263€454,885€1,278,148
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 2019182002€13,800€2,175€15,975
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
Punchestown 15/01/20 Ontheiflist HcpHdl 2m 14 11-7 104 Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Bold Assassin MdnHdl 2m 6f 110yds 3 11-1 Follow Fairyhouse On Social M'dn H'dle €1,100
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Coosan Clover MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-4 Discounts @ fairyhouse.ie (M) M'dn H'dle €1,100
Punchestown 12/01/20 Rebel Early HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds 5 11-4 104 Irish Jockeys Association (M) H'cap Hdle €375
Punchestown 12/01/20 Captain Guinness NovHdl 2m 65yds 2 11-0 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €8,900
Punchestown 12/01/20 Le Musigny (FR) MdnHdl 2m 65yds 1 11-12 Racing TV Club Day Today M'dn H'dle €8,100
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Arvico Bleu HcpCh 2m 1f 7 10-5 133 Dan & Joan Moore Memorial H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Thurles 10/01/20 Sailingtobyzantium NovHdl 2m 8 10-11 I.S.F. EBF Boreen Belle (M) Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed
Thurles 10/01/20 Mormon BegCh 2m 4f 110yds 2 11-12 www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners S'chase €2,400
Clonmel 09/01/20 Insult Hdl 2m 3f 202yds p.u. 11-12 128 Munster H'dle
Clonmel 09/01/20 Telmesomethinggirl MdnHdl 2m 3f 202yds 11 11-3 Monroe M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 09/01/20 Cornerkova MdnHdl 2m 197yds 7 10-11 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Naas 05/01/20 Bold Enough MdnHdl 1m 7f 190yds 4 11-10 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €750
Cork 04/01/20 Deal With It (GB) MdnHdl 3m 6 11-12 MansionBet Faller Insurance M'dn H'dle €270
Cork 04/01/20 Mount Hanover (GB) HcpCh 2m 4f 4 11-5 125 MansionBet Support Irish Racing Hcap Sch €950
Cork 04/01/20 Shakeytry BegCh 2m 4f 2 11-12 MansionBet Beginners S'chase €3,000
Cork 04/01/20 Act Of God (GB) NovHdl 2m 5 11-0 117 Happy New Year MansionBet Rated Nov.Hdle €495
Dundalk 03/01/20 Half And Half F 1m 11 9-7 View Restaurant Special Claiming Race
Dundalk 03/01/20 Mazeo Lad Hcp 1m 14 9-7 58 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap
Dundalk 03/01/20 Ragtime Red Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 8 9-10 59 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay H'cap (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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