Rachael Blackmore is to be honoured with the 2021 Irish Racing Hero award at the Horse Racing Ireland awards next month.
The Tipperary native was the first female to be crowned leading rider at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this year with six winners.
Blackmore created further history at Aintree, where she became the first female rider to win the Grand National after her success aboard Minella Times.
🌟 Rachael Blackmore wins HRI’s 2021 Irish Racing Hero Award 🌟
Her pioneering exploits at the Cheltenham Festival and at Aintree went hand-in-hand with unprecedented success for Irish-trained, Irish-ridden and Irish-bred horses 🏇
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