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Rachael Blackmore rode into the history books Tuesday, becoming the first female rider to win the Cheltenham Festival's Champion Hurdle. She and Honeysuckle prevailed by 6 1/4 lengths. (Image: Horse Racing Ireland)

Blackmore Makes Cheltenham History on Festival’s Opening Day

In any other year, Rachael Blackmore’s Champion Hurdle victory aboard Honeysuckle would send Cheltenham into delirium. The Gloucestershire city would palpitate with electricity that could power the entire region. But this being anything but an ordinary year, the buzz surrounding Blackmore’s historic feat was saved for the electronic devices used […]