Tipp jockey Blackmore claims conditionals title

Tipperary’s Rachael Blackmore has become the first female jockey to claim the conditional riders title in her first full season as a professional.

The 26 year old is one of the outstanding talents in Irish racing at present with 32 victories so far this season

The Killenaule native says she has a lot of people to thank for her success.

Meanwhile, the jump season finale gets underway today as the Punchestown Festival starts in County Kildare.

The first is off at 3.40pm.