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Rachael Blackmore’s brilliance is her story after winning the Grand National – not her gender

Vincent Hogan


Jockey makes National history because she is the best, not the best female

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Changing times: Minella Times ridden by Rachael Blackmore clears the water during Grand National

Changing times: Minella Times ridden by Rachael Blackmore clears the water during Grand National

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore and trainer Henry De Bromhead receive the Randox Grand National Handicap Chase trophy

Jockey Rachael Blackmore and trainer Henry De Bromhead receive the Randox Grand National Handicap Chase trophy

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Changing times: Minella Times ridden by Rachael Blackmore clears the water during Grand National

There was a moment as her triumphs accumulated at the recent Cheltenham Festival when you sensed Rachael Blackmore tire of the endless desire to frame her story as some kind of suffragette's uprising.

It was less what she said than what she didn't as yet another post-race interview arced melodramatically towards the celebration of a modern-day Emmeline Pankhurst.


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