Rachael Blackmore made history when she became the first female jockey to win the Randox Grand National, on Saturday 10th April 2021.
Upon Henry de Bromhead-trained Minella Times, owned by JP McManus, the odds of a victory for Rachael were 11-1.
Blackmore and Minella Times rode over 30 fences and were first past the post in the 2021 running of the world’s greatest and most famous horse race, beating Balko Des Flos, who finished second, by six and a half lengths.
“I just cannot believe it,” Rachael said.
“I don’t feel male or female right now, I don’t even feel human!”
Unfortunately there were no crowds at Aintree racecourse this year, in light of restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Blackmore was cheered on by owners, trainers, stable staff and racing officials.
An audience of 8.8 million tuned in to ITV to watch Rachael’s historic win onboard Minella Times.
Dickon White, Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses said;
“Minella Times, Rachael Blackmore and Henry d Bromhead have given us a story for the ages and I’m grateful that ITV have helped to ensure it inspires people across our society that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, if you have a dream you should go for it.”
To mark Rachael’s historic win in the Randox Grand National, Randox Health are offering 20% of all health check programmes, until Sunday 18th April. Visit randoxhealth.com to find out more.
For further information please email Amy Millar in the Randox PR team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9442 2413
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