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Rachael Blackmore to make London Worldwide Horse Present debut

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

    Rachael, main jockey on the 2021 Cheltenham Pageant, can 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 rely 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!” mentioned Rachael, assured that “the ladies… clearly” can be claiming this yr’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+ retailers there.”

    The Markel Jockeys Leaping can be held in the course of the remaining, 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 Pageant and successful the Grand Nationwide in the identical yr as her proudest achievement thus far, spoke about what impressed her to develop into 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 will be a profession for me,” she mentioned.

    “I really 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’re keen on, which is fairly cool.

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

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