‘She’s an inspiration to male and female jockeys’: Katie Walsh leads tribute to Rachael Blackmore

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‘She’s an inspiration to male AND female jockeys’: Katie Walsh leads tribute to Rachael Blackmore after her historic Grand National win

  • Katie Walsh said Rachael Blackmore was “an inspiration” to all jockeys
  • Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National
  • Ruby’s sister Walsh said Blackmore’s win was ‘just great for horse racing’

Katie Walsh led the tribute to Rachael Blackmore’s performance on Saturday night.

Walsh, the younger sister of double Grand National-winning jockey Ruby, finished third at Seabass in 2012, which was the best finish for a female jockey in the Grand National for Saturday.

“I’m very happy for Rachael,” said Katie. This isn’t just pot luck or fluke, she’s worked hard to get this.

Katie Walsh called Rachael Blackmore (pictured) an 'inspiration for male and female jockeys'

Walsh (pictured) is Ruby's younger sister

Walsh (pictured) is Ruby's younger sister

Katie Walsh (right) called Rachael Blackmore (left) an ‘inspiration for male and female jockeys’

Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the coveted Grand National on Saturday

Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the coveted Grand National on Saturday

Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the coveted Grand National on Saturday

She is an inspiration to male and female jockeys. This is the most watched race in the world and it’s just great for horse racing.

“But I don’t think this had to be done to encourage women to take up sports or to show people on the outside that we are equal, because that has been shown for ten years.”

20-time champion jockey AP McCoy, who took the winner’s trophy for Minella Times owner JP McManus, added: “ She’s a great rider and she proved it in Cheltenham, but this gives every young girl hope to win the biggest race in the world. world.’

Sir AP McCoy said Blackmore was 'a great rider' whose victory 'gives hope to every young girl'

Sir AP McCoy said Blackmore was 'a great rider' whose victory 'gives hope to every young girl'

Sir AP McCoy said Blackmore was ‘a great rider’ whose victory ‘gives hope to every young girl’

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