Katie Walsh

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‘I was normal-competitive I think. If we were playing football in school I’d always make sure there was someone keeping score.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Grand-National-winning jockey on her soaring career and whY SHE IS JUST GETTING STARTED  Rachael Blackmore and I are supposed to meet i(...)

Danny Mullins celebrates  Colreevy’s win in the  Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of the very best things about Rachael Blackmore after her golden Cheltenham and Aintree achievements was her roll of the eyes whenever a media per(...)

Secret Reprieve ridden by Adam Wedge goes on to win the Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase at Chepstow Racecourse on January 9th, 2021 in Chepstow, Wales. Photograph: David Davies/Getty Images

A total of 18 Irish-trained horses are assured of a spot in Saturday’s Randox Aintree Grand National, although the raiders could yet become 19. Co Mea(...)

Rachael Blackmore wins the  Irish Champion Hurdle on Honeysuckle at Leopardstown during the Dubli Racing Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An unprecedented Cheltenham is ripe for an unparalleled accomplishment when Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle line up for Tuesday’s Unibet Champion Hu(...)

Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In many regards, it hasn’t been a fun time to be a woman in sport at the minute. We’ve had the WGPA report which stated women are spending up to €200 (...)

 Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win the  Irish Champion Hurdle during the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in February. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s often the pioneer’s lot to be defined by the mould they’ve broken. Rachael Blackmore doesn’t like being called a female jockey. She sees herself (...)

Darling Daughter ridden by Lisa O’Neill was a shock 25-1 winner of the Grade Two mares’ bumper at the Dublin Racing Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gigginstown Stud spokesman Eddie O’Leary has called for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham to be restricted to amateur riders. O’Leary has (...)

Bryan Cooper enjoyed a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure at Navan. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Gold Cup winning jockey Bryan Cooper enjoyed a morale-boosting success when guiding Latest Exhibition to win Navan’s Grade Two feature on Sunday. The(...)

 Rachael Blackmore teams up with the lightweight hope Poker Party for the Tote Galway Plate. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost, jump racing’s highest-profile female jockeys, have history in their sights in Wednesday evening’s Tote Galway Plat(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

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