For the first time ever, a woman won the Grand National, overcoming the most important obstacle. It was Rachael Blackmore, 32 years old Irish, who wrote a page in sporting history, not just British, that bookmarked it on 39 other jockey games and came first on the Minella Times.
An unexpected success, returning an eleven-fold return to those who had staked it, and would be greeted with thunderous applause if the usual 70,000 spectators showed up around Liverpool, instead that is empty due to anti-Covid restrictions.
The closest woman to this milestone so far is another Irishman Katie Walsh, who finished third in 2012 on Seabass. “I don’t feel male or female, I don’t even feel human. It’s all just unbelievable,” Blackmore excitedly replied to reporters, commenting on her feats, like the Independent’s website. reporting. Two other colleagues today participated in the historic race, on the nearly 7 km long distance to cross twice, with 30 times between the fence and the ditch, and the prize worth 750 thousand pounds, more than 860 thousand euros. . The winner also received applause from a horse racing legend like Lanfranco ‘Frankie’ Dettori, who took a message for her on Twitter.
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