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Rachael Blackmore is presented with the top jockey award by Sir AP McCoy

Rachael Blackmore is presented with the top jockey award by Sir AP McCoy

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Rachael Blackmore is presented with the top jockey award by Sir AP McCoy

If you watched last week’s Cheltenham Festival or followed some of the headlines, you couldn’t help but be impressed by Rachael Blackmore, the 31-year-old from Tipperary who received the accolade for leading jockey at the festival, becoming the first woman ever to do so.

She picked up six wins during four days of demanding racing, including the prestigious Champion Hurdle, and through her success has already inspired the next generation of women.

In the business world, women also compete on the same course as men, but it appears there are still too many hurdles put in front of them that prevent many from getting to the starting gate.


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