Rachael Blackmore to make London Worldwide Horse Present debut

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  • Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand Nationwide-winning jockey Rachael Blackmore will swap saddles to compete over colored poles at this 12 months’s London Worldwide Horse Present.

    Rachael, main jockey on the 2021 Cheltenham Competition, will likely be a part of the ladies’ workforce within the Markel Jockeys Leaping, held in support of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

    Full groups are but to be formally revealed, however she is going to depend 20-time champion jockey Sir AP McCoy amongst her rivals, alongside Harry Skelton, Bridget Andrews, Jim Crowley, in addition to hopefully Tom Marquand and Hollie Doyle.

    “I did some eventing in my teenage years, however that was a very long time in the past now!” stated Rachael, assured that “the ladies… clearly” will likely be claiming this 12 months’s title.

    “I’ve by no means been earlier than, so I’m wanting ahead to seeing a few of the world’s prime showjumpers in motion. I think about I’ll additionally find yourself spending some cash within the 200+ outlets there.”

    The Markel Jockeys Leaping will likely be held in the course of the closing, Monday night, efficiency of the five-day present (15 to 19 December) on the ExCel London.

    Rachael, who cites being main rider on the 2021 Cheltenham Competition and profitable the Grand Nationwide in the identical 12 months as her proudest achievement thus far, spoke about what impressed her to turn out to be a jockey.

    “I suppose I beloved going quick on my ponies and all the time had an curiosity in racing and watching it as a toddler. I all the time knew it was one thing I’d like to do however by no means envisaged it might be a profession for me,” she stated.

    “I like using horses, leaping and racing and being a ‘jockey’ means it’s your job and also you receives a commission to do one thing you like, which is fairly cool.

    “Completely different individuals at totally different instances [have inspired me in my career], from all areas of life. Watching profitable individuals achieve success is an inspiration to me.”

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