Nice gesture from @BallinrobeRaces to Rachael. €500 for a charity of her choice.

Rachael chose @MayoRoscHospice

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Congratulations to @rachaelblackmor
on her recent achievements, a wonderful ambassador to our sport. To acknowledge her triumphs Ballinrobe Racecourse manager, John Flannelly, presented Rachael with a €500 cheque for a charity of her choice. Rachael chose @MayoRoscHospice

Rachael Blackmore asked on @BBCBreakfast why Irish horses did so well at Cheltenham replied ” We were better”

Rachael Blackmore said her Cheltenham Festival had been “phenomenal” after becoming the first woman to be the leading jockey at the meeting.

The Irish rider had six wins, more than the entire British training contingent.

Blackmore, 31, was the first female jockey to win the Champion Hurdle, with Honeysuckle, and was second on A Plus Tard in the Gold Cup, which was won by Minella Indo.

“I can’t even comprehend being leading jockey – it’s crazy stuff,” she said.

“It’s phenomenal. It’s been brilliant. Henry de Bromhead is an incredible trainer. I’m just part of that team and getting on those horses.”