Blackmore wins her first Grade 1 at Cheltenham

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Rachael Blackmore landed her first Grade 1 at the Cheltenham Festival today.
The Killenaule native rode 50-1 shot, Minella Indo, to a game winner on the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.
 
The six-year-old was Henry de Bromhead’s second winner of the week, finishing ahead of Commander Of Fleet and Allaho.
 
Blackmore became only the third woman to ride a double at the festival after Gee Armytage in 1987 and Nina Carberry in 2016.
Speaking after the race, she was grateful for all the support she received from her team.