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 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. 

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 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 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
Clonmel 24/03/20 Florrie Webb MdnHdl 2m 10 11-6 Money Back On The App M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 22/03/20 Cheb De Kerviniou (FR) HcpCh 3m 4f 120yds p.u. 11-6 129 Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase
Thurles 21/03/20 Myth Buster BegCh 2m 6f 2 12-0 Horse & Jockey Beginners S'chase €2,400
Thurles 21/03/20 Capuccimix (FR) NovCh 2m 2f 5 11-4 136 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €1,650
Wexford 17/03/20 Niccolai HcpCh 2m 5 11-7 118 Tomcoole Farm Ltd. Novice H'cap S'chase €495
Wexford 17/03/20 Golden Apples MdnHdl 2m 9 11-5 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors M'dn Hdle
Wexford 17/03/20 Just Get Cracking HcpCh 2m 4f 6 10-13 129 Arctic Tack Stud Veterans H'cap S'chase €800
Wexford 17/03/20 Chalky White HcpHdl 2m 2 9-10 100 Micheal O'Murchadha Memorial H'cap H'dle €5,200
Wexford 17/03/20 Moghram HcpHdl 2m 6 10-5 100 M2 Construction, Wexford Nov H'cap H'dle €250
Limerick 15/03/20 Stormy Judge MdnHdl 3m 5 11-10 114 Hospitality Packages Limerick M'dn H'dle €390
Navan 14/03/20 Fully Charged (GB) NovHdl 2m 6f 100yds 6 11-4 133 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice H'dle €440
Naas 08/03/20 Cheb De Kerviniou (FR) HcpCh 3m 2 10-0 126 MansionBet Leinster National Hcap Schase (Grade A) Grade A €20,000
Thurles 05/03/20 Eklat De Rire (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6f 197yds 1 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €8,400
Clonmel 04/03/20 Coosan Clover MdnHdl 2m 2f 161yds 5 10-13 Cloneen (Mares) M'dn H'dle €330
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Dinny Lacey MdnHdl 2m 2f 30yds 5 11-12 Donohoe Marquees M'dn H'dle €405
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Jetz Hdl 2m 2f 30yds 2 11-0 New Leopardstown Racing Hall H'dle €4,100
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Poker Party (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 60yds 3 11-5 148 TRI Equestrian H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €5,000
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Imperial View NovHdl 2m 4f 4 11-3 117 Anton O'Toole Memorial (M) Novice H'dle €1,000
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Tandem (GB) HcpHdl 2m 8 10-11 113 TRM Equine Nutrition H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Niccolai NovCh 2m 1f 5 11-8 121 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov' S'ch €600

*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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