Rachael Blackmore rode six winners at last week’s Cheltenham Festival. Only Ruby Walsh has ridden more winners at a single Cheltenham and now Blackmore has won the cup named in his honour for the Festival’s top jockey. Few can have been much surprised. She’s an outstanding jockey and it’s been recognised for a good many years in racing, as in show-jumping and eventing, women can compete with men on equal terms.
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