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 2019/202041458583644€1,119,663€509,440€1,629,103
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 18/02/20 Cheb De Kerviniou (FR) HcpCh 3m 4f 80yds 3 10-5 124 BoyleSports Grand Nat. Trial H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 18/02/20 Fully Charged (GB) NovHdl 3m 4 11-2 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hdle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Navan 16/02/20 Dinard Rose HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-9 114 Kevin Brady Car Sales (Mares) H'cap Hdle
Navan 16/02/20 Killultagh Vic Hdl 2m 5f 7 11-3 145 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2
Gowran Park 15/02/20 Envious Editor HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 119 Auto Boland Jaguar & Land Rover H'cp Hdl
Gowran Park 15/02/20 Chris's Dream Ch 2m 4f 1 11-8 160 Red Mills S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €36,000
Gowran Park 15/02/20 Scheu Time Hdl 2m 4 11-0 129 Red Mills Trial H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €3,000
Gowran Park 15/02/20 Spyglass Hill BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-12 Download The BoyleSports App Beg S'chase €8,700
Thurles 06/02/20 Gabbys Cross MdnHdl 2m 6f 112yds 10 11-2 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Thurles 06/02/20 Whatsnotoknow MdnHdl 2m 1 11-3 thurles.ie M'dn H'dle €6,600
Thurles 06/02/20 Arvico Bleu BegCh 2m 43yds 2 11-12 132 Templemore Beginners S'chase €2,400
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Aspire Tower Hdl 2m fell 11-0 145 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hdle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Jason The Militant NovHdl 2m 5 11-10 Chanelle Pharma Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €4,500
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Dommage Pour Toi (FR) NovCh 2m 5f u.r. 11-10 136 Flogas Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Ellie Mac HcpHdl 2m 2f 18 10-6 121 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Stacks Mountain (GB) HcpHdl 3m 10 10-4 126 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Daybreak Boy HcpHdl 2m 21 10-8 133 Ladbrokes H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Notebook (GER) NovCh 2m 1f 1 11-10 158 ERSG Arkle Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €90,000
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Honeysuckle (GB) Hdl 2m 1 11-3 158 PCI Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €114,000
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Niccolai HcpCh 2m 1f p.u. 9-12 121 Matheson H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B

*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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