Rachael Blackmore First Female Jockey To Win Champion Hurdle At Cheltenham

The undefeated 7-year-old mare Honeysuckle carried Rachael Blackmore to a striking 6 1/2-length victory in Tuesday’s G1 Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, making her the first female jockey to win the race, reports racingpost.com.

“To me, this was never even a dream,” Blackmore told racingpost.com. “It was so far from what I ever thought could happen in my life. To be in Cheltenham, riding the winner of a Champion Hurdle, it’s so far removed from anything I ever thought could be possible. Maybe there’s a lesson in that for everyone out there.

“To young people out there, male, female or whatever, if you want to do something go and do it because to me standing here right now, literally anything can happen.”

Trainer Henry de Bromhead added: “Rachael was amazing on her, she was as cool as a breeze. The combination of them is deadly – they’re the perfect storm.”

Read more at racingpost.com, and check out the race replay below:

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