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

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 2019/202021527272323€375,963€188,715€564,678
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 2019162002€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
Cork 20/10/19 Dime A Dozen MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 1 11-3 RED MILLS Irish EBF (M) Auction Mdn Hdle
Cork 20/10/19 Game Of War HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds 10 10-10 133 coopsuperstores.ie H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Cork 20/10/19 Demain Des L'aube (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 2 11-12 The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S
Cork 20/10/19 Double Windsor HcpHdl 3m 2 10-10 91 McCarthy Plant & Agri Sales H'cap H'dle
Cork 20/10/19 Our Jerry HcpHdl 2m 3f 4 10-8 100 Matchbook Betting Exchange H'cap H'dle
Tramore 17/10/19 Email Rose (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-12 www.tramoreraces.ie M'dn H'dle €2,200
Tramore 17/10/19 Woodbrook Boy HcpHdl 2m 5f 120yds 4 10-13 95 Tramore Racecourse Instagram H'cap H'dle €600
Punchestown 16/10/19 Balko Des Flos (FR) Ch 3m 1f 4 11-0 165 Irish Daily Star S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,000
Punchestown 16/10/19 Beacon Edge MdnHdl 2m 50yds 1 11-12 Bangor-on-Dee Annual Members M'dn H'dle €7,800
Punchestown 16/10/19 Ellie Mac HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 10-9 120 Ladbrokes Where Nation Plays H'cap H'dle €1,800
Punchestown 16/10/19 Jan Maat (GER) NovCh 2m 2f 140yds 1 11-1 135 Ladbrokes Acca Buck House Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €21,000
Punchestown 16/10/19 Storm Flight HcpHdl 2m 50yds 10 10-5 95 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 15/10/19 Notebook (GER) BegCh 2m 40yds 1 11-12 Ladbrokes The Nation Plays Beg. S'chase €8,700
Punchestown 15/10/19 Midnight Geisha Hdl 2m 20yds 7 10-1 Ladbrokes 3-Y-O H'dle
Punchestown 15/10/19 Sixshooter MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-7 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Mdn Hdl €8,100
Limerick 13/10/19 Mind's Eye Ch 2m 3f 120yds 2 11-6 139 Geary's Garage Ltd Dealers Rated S'chase €5,200
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Cap York (FR) BegCh 2m 5f fell 11-12 Winter Festival Nov30 & Dec1 Beg S'chase
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Woodbrook Boy HcpHdl 2m 4f fell 11-12 95 Bobbyjo Bistro H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Here In The Dark (GB) HcpHdl 2m 9 11-3 104 Fairyhouse For Fundraisers H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Whatsnotoknow MdnHdl 2m 2 11-3 St Margaret’s GAA Race Day M'dn H'dle €2,200
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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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