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Rachael Blackmore has song written in her honour after Grand National win

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 28/04/2021 Robert Hynes

Rachael Blackmore has enjoyed incredible success so far this year - and now she has a song dedicated to her achievements.

The Tipperary jockey rode six horses to victory at the Cheltenham Festival last month before winning the Grand National on Minella Times at Aintree.

She is set for a busy few days at Punchestown this week as she tries to overtake Paul Towend in the race to be crowned champion jockey.

Defending champion Townend leads her by five wins after partnering Chacun Pou Soi to victory in Tuesday's feature race, the William Hill Champion Chase. 

The Ballad of Rachael Blackmore was penned by Tipperary native Billy Morrissey, who said: "Rachael Blackmore is a real legend who has lifted the spirits of the nation at a time when we all needed something to cheer about.

"Long may she continue to win and inspire our young people to believe anything is possible  and not to be afraid to dream big."

The song has been recorded by Mick Foster (of Foster and Allen) along with his wife, musical virtuoso Moyra Fraser.

Mick is a big fan of National Hunt racing and has owned several horses down through the years including the Nancy Myles which he co-owned with Tony Allen.

You can listen to the song in the video below:

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Blackmore previously revealed that she was struggling to comprehend the magnitude of her achievement after winning the Grand National on Minella Times.

She said: “I genuinely lay awake in bed all night on Saturday. I was completely exhausted and got into bed thinking I was going to have a great night’s sleep, but I just could not shut down. I’ve been catching up on sleep ever since!

“I just couldn’t believe what had happened, I suppose. Your adrenaline would still be up and you’d be thinking about what was one of the biggest days of my life, so sleep just wouldn’t allow!”

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