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 2019/202026935342831€451,263€259,320€710,583
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

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 16/11/19 Sir Ector (USA) HcpHdl 3m 19 10-10 95 Punchestown For Christmas H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 16/11/19 Petit Mouchoir (FR) Hdl 2m 110yds 2 11-10 152 Unibet Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Punchestown 16/11/19 Notebook (GER) NovCh 2m 40yds 1 11-4 Elliott Group Craddockstown Novice S'ch Grade 2
Punchestown 16/11/19 Dommage Pour Toi (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 6 11-12 Naas Oil Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 16/11/19 Popong NovHdl 2m 110yds 2 11-6 126 Festival Offers Now On Rated Novice Hdle
Punchestown 16/11/19 Fusain (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 8 11-7 Kildare Now M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 14/11/19 Arahecan MdnHdl 2m 3f 101yds 2 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €2,800
Clonmel 14/11/19 Kupatana Ch 2m 4f 102yds 3 10-11 T.A.Morris Memorial EBF (Mares) S'chase (Listed) Listed €3,250
Clonmel 14/11/19 Monalee Ch 2m 4f 102yds 3 11-10 164 Clonmel Oil S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €7,500
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Cuneo (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 11 11-12 Fairyhouse Membership Beginners S'chase
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Mickey Shea HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 10-13 89 Book Tickets At fairyhouse.ie H'cap Hdle
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Midnight Geisha MdnHdl 2m 8 10-5 Winter Festival 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Kilbrew Gold HcpCh 2m 5f p.u. 11-9 104 Ladies Supporting Susan H'cap S'chase
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Honeysuckle (GB) Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-3 150 www.fairyhouse.ie H'dle €10,500
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Epson Du Houx (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f fell 11-4 Fairyhouse Easter Saturday M'dn H'dle
Navan 10/11/19 A Plus Tard (FR) Ch 2m 2 11-1 160 TheTote.com Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €9,000
Navan 10/11/19 Cobbler's Way MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 P.S. Supplies Doors & Floors M'dn H'dle €2,700
Navan 10/11/19 Latest Exhibition NovHdl 2m 2 11-1 For Auction Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €6,500
Navan 10/11/19 Dysios Hdl 2m 4f 5 11-5 123 Lismullen H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €1,275
Navan 10/11/19 Broomfield's Oscar HcpHdl 2m 6f u.r. 11-0 104 Navanracecourse.ie H'cap H'dle
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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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