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 2020/2021184414€24,000€23,815€47,815
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 2020233010€33,300€1,080€34,380
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
Sligo 02/07/20 Angel Fish Hcp 1m 4f 150yds 8 9-9 71 Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel H'cap
Sligo 02/07/20 Dolce Sicily Hcp 5f 160yds 3 10-0 65 Foley’s Bar & Off Licence H'cap
Sligo 02/07/20 Adams Barbour Mdn 5f 160yds 8 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn (Div 1)
Tipperary 01/07/20 Dommage Pour Toi (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 130yds 3 12-0 136 MansionBet Proud to Support Beg S'chase €1,100
Tipperary 01/07/20 Bold Enough MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-6 MansionBet Not Rocket Science M'dn H'dle €6,000
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Abbi Shore (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 4 11-9 KilbegganRaces.com Mares M'dn H'dle €500
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Cornerkova HcpHdl 2m 2 11-12 99 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €2,000
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Somptueux (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 1 12-0 118 Tullamore (C & G) M'dn H'dle €6,000
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Visioman (FR) HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 4 11-9 129 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Hcap Schase €800
Curragh 28/06/20 Zenon Hcp 2m 16 9-8 89 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap
Curragh 27/06/20 King Of The Throne (USA) F 1m 4f 11 9-2 92 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) Group 1
Tipperary 26/06/20 Patchouli (GB) MdnHdl 2m 7 11-2 Tipperary M'dn H'dle
Tipperary 26/06/20 Petit Mouchoir (FR) Hdl 2m 2 11-3 157 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €14,000
Fairyhouse 25/06/20 Camlann Hcp 1m 5f 110yds p.u. 10-2 65 Meath H'cap (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 25/06/20 Oromo Hcp 1m 5f 110yds 1 9-0 48 Meath H'cap (Div 1) €5,400
Roscommon 24/06/20 Telmesomethinggirl MdnHdl 2m 47yds 1 11-1 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €6,000
Roscommon 24/06/20 Premium Package MdnHdl 2m 4f 198yds 2 11-6 The Athleague M'dn H'dle €2,000
Roscommon 24/06/20 Email Rose (FR) MdnHdl 2m 47yds 1 11-6 118 The www.roscommonracecourse.ie (C & G) M €6,000
Roscommon 24/06/20 She Tops The Lot MdnHdl 2m 47yds 2 11-1 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €2,000
Roscommon 24/06/20 Cuneo (FR) HcpHdl 3m 203yds 10 11-10 132 The Roscommon H'cap H'dle

*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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