26 Jun 2022

Tipperary jockey Rachael Blackmore will return to the saddle in the next fortnight

Killenaule woman has overcome injuries following fall in July

Rachael Blackmore

“The recovery has gone really well and the doctors are all happy with my progress," says Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore is planning to return to the racecourse in the next couple of weeks.

The Killenaule jockey has almost completed her recovery from the ankle and hip injuries sustained in a fall at Killarney in July.

Blackmore rode her way into the history books last season by winning the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times and the Champion Hurdle aboard Honeysuckle.

“The recovery has gone really well and the doctors are all happy with my progress, so I’d say I’ll be riding out maybe by the end of the month and hopefully back racing in the next couple of weeks,” she told RTÉ Sport.

“It’s part and parcel of our job, unfortunately.

“I’m just glad it didn’t happen in April or March last year.”

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.