To mark four months since her groundbreaking success, we take a look back at Rachael Blackmore’s finest hour at Aintree – onboard Minella Times in this year’s renewal of the Grand National.
The 32-year-old had a season to remember, becoming the first female jockey to win the top jockey award at the Cheltenham Festival after riding six winners across the four-day event.
She followed that up four weeks later at the Grand National Festival at Aintree, with arguably one of her best performances in the saddle.
After settling in midfield for most of the contest, Minella Times began to make headway after jumping over the open ditch.
The eight-year-old began disputing second with Burrows Saint and pushed into the lead when clearing the last fence.
He began his charge towards the elbow and pulled away from his rivals with ease, claiming success by six and a half lengths.
It gave Henry De Bromhead his first National success, while owner JP McManus claimed his second victory in the National Hunt showpiece.