History made as Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times

Minella Times has won the Randox Grand National at Aintree for jockey Rachael Blackmore and trainer Henry de Bromhead at 11-1. Blackmore’s win in an annus mirabilis for the rider marked a first success for a female jockey in the world’s most famous steeplechase.  Minella Times’ win was also a remarkable one for de Bromhead, who saddledContinue reading “History made as Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times”

A ‘Magical’ week for Rachel Blackmore & Henry de Bromhead

Before Cheltenham began, trainer Henry de Bromhead never anticipated the events that would enfold over the course of the week. He admits that the “unbelievable” week had surpassed even his wildest expectations. With Jack Kennedy on board, Minella Indo took the Gold Cup on the Friday and this was after the Waterford-based trainer had alreadyContinue reading “A ‘Magical’ week for Rachel Blackmore & Henry de Bromhead”

Tiger Roll heading to Aintree?

Tiger Roll’s owners have raised the possibility of a trip to Aintree after all – but for the Betway Bowl. The dual Randox Grand National winner produced another stunning display at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday when landing his third Glenfarclas Chase, his fifth win at the meeting overall. In previous years Tiger Roll hadContinue reading “Tiger Roll heading to Aintree?”

All eyes will be firmly ‘planted’ on Cheltenham today hoping that Rachel Blackmore can make history on Honeysuckle

A piece of history could be made today if Rachael Blackmore can get Honeysuckle home in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.  Blackmore, is chasing Paul Townend to become the champion jockey in Ireland, and would become the first female rider to win the showpiece race on the opening day of the Festival.  Henry de Bromhead’s Honeysuckle was aContinue reading “All eyes will be firmly ‘planted’ on Cheltenham today hoping that Rachel Blackmore can make history on Honeysuckle”