Newsmaker: Rachael Blackmore


Rachael Blackmore created sporting history by becoming the first female rider to win Britain’s Grand National horse race. 31-year-old Blackmore, who hails from Ireland, rode Minella Times at Aintree in Liverpool, England, to win the 173rd edition of the world’s most famous steeplechase. She is the 20th female rider to compete in this race. Blackmore is the daughter of a dairy farmer and school teacher and grew up riding ponies on their farm.

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