Tag: Minella Times

Rachael Blackmore and 11/1 Minella Times brought home more than winning Grand National tickets. The first woman jockey in the 182-year history of the world's most famous steeplechase captured the world's fancy. (Image: PA)

Blackmore-Mania Hits Grand Peak After Barrier-Breaking National Win

This is what awaited Rachael Blackmore after she became the first woman jockey to win the Grand National in the 182-year history of the world’s most famous steeplechase. A congratulatory tweet from Ringo Starr. Calls for her to receive a damehood – the female equivalent of a knighthood. Odds on […]

Rachael Blackmore hoisted the Ruby Walsh Trophy for winning a Cheltenham Festival-leading six races. Next on her bucket list is becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National. (Image: PA)

Blackmore Takes Aim at Clearing Grand National Gender Hedge

Less than a month after she earned top jockey honors at the Cheltenham Festival, Rachael Blackmore could blaze another riding trail by becoming the first woman to pilot a Grand National champion. Could this be the year Blackmore … or Bryony Frost … or Tabitha Worsley clears that gender hedge? […]