The Irish jockey writes her name in history by being the first female to win the world’s most famous race, which has been run since 1839.
The equestrian world in general is the only sport in which men and women compete on equal terms, but the reality is that the winners are usually male. But on this occasion the predictions did not come true, and a ‘double female’ pair took the victory; I mention this because the Irish galloped fast on her faithful mare, Minella Times, at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool.
The horse racing world is happy to have resumed its activities after the forced hiatus due to the pandemic, albeit with very significant restrictions, such as the audience ban, which is normally a big part of the atmosphere.
This traditional race paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Consort of Queen Elizabeth of England, who recently passed away. It is well-known that the Queen is a great racehorse enthusiast and owner.
Looking back in history, although the race was established in 1839, it wasn’t until 1975 that women were allowed to take part, after the Sex Discrimination Act was passed. . The first female jockey to take part in the legendary race was Charlotte Brew in 1977. In 2012, the first female jockey took the podium. It took 173 editions for Rachael Blackmore to make history on Saturday April 10. Behind her were Aidan Coleman riding Balko des Flos and Burrows Saint on MP Walsh.
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