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, Oriental Eagle.

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 (of three) 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 won the Grade 1 Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at the Festival on the Henry De Bromhead-trained Honeysuckle in 2020. 

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 and finished third to the Corkman in the 2019/2020 season which was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Oriental Eagle gave her a notable success when taking the Listed Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick on June 17, 2019. It was Rachael's first Listed winner on the Flat. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/202030000€0€0€0
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 2020/202117729201817€195,900€125,600€321,500
National Hunt 2019/202045061643947€1,162,563€575,570€1,738,133
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 2020514134€39,300€10,855€50,155
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

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
Punchestown 29/09/20 Jack Hackett NovCh 2m 4f 190yds 1 11-9 120 Pigsback Book Staycation Rated Nov S'ch
Punchestown 29/09/20 Minella Escape MdnHdl 2m 4f 120yds fell 12-0 Hanlon Concrete (C & G) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 29/09/20 British Art (GB) HcpHdl 2m 120yds 8 11-6 108 Exhibit A Displays H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 28/09/20 Ocean Glandore HcpHdl 3m 58yds 6 11-0 102 Roscommon H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 28/09/20 Kapard (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-2 Boyle M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 28/09/20 Benruben NovCh 2m 130yds 1 11-3 138 Ballymore Group Irish EBF Novice S'chase Grade 3
Roscommon 28/09/20 Lusis Naturea (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6 11-10 98 Oran H'cap H'dle
Listowel 26/09/20 Midland Millie HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-8 90 Racing Behind Closed Doors H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €500
Listowel 25/09/20 Moon Over Germany HcpHdl 2m 12 11-0 137 Ladbrokes Nation Plays H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 25/09/20 Minella Times HcpCh 2m 6f 1 11-10 130 Southampton Goodwill Plate H'cap S'chase €12,600
Listowel 23/09/20 Stacks Mountain (GB) BegCh 2m 6f 1 12-0 Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase €7,500
Listowel 23/09/20 Spyglass Hill HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-13 146 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Listowel 23/09/20 Premium Package HcpHdl 3m 3 11-8 121 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle €1,600
Listowel 23/09/20 Popong NovCh 2m 4f 1 11-2 Ballygarry House (Mares) Novice S'chase €9,300
Listowel 23/09/20 My Uncas MdnHdl 2m 7 12-0 Remembering Tommy McGivern M'dn H'dle
Listowel 21/09/20 Defan (GB) MdnHdl 2m fell 11-10 Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle
Listowel 21/09/20 Guinevere HcpHdl 2m 8 9-12 111 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 19/09/20 Annexation (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-10 Bet Online With BarOneRacing.com Mdn Hdl €7,200
Navan 19/09/20 Arthur Fonzarelli HcpHdl 2m 12 11-1 114 Download The BarOneRacing Ladies Hcp Hdl
Navan 19/09/20 Somptueux (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 1 12-0 BarOneRacing Shops Best Odds Beg S'chase €7,500
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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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