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Rachael Blackmore gets her own stamp

Thu 3rd Mar 2022, 09:50

Minella Times and Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore will appear on one of a series of six new stamps unveiled this week to celebrate the achievements of Irish women in sport.

Blackmore, who shot to worldwide prominence last season when becoming the first woman to win the Aintree Grand National aboard Minella Times, joins boxers Kellie Harrington and Katie Taylor, the Ireland Women's Hockey Team, Paralympic Gold Medalist Ellen Keane and Ireland's most successful track and field athlete Sonia O'Sullivan on the set of stamps.

Speaking at the unveilling of the stamps at the GPO, Hildegard Naughton, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment said:

"These stamps celebrate the achiements of Irish women in sport - not just here in Ireland but on a world stage. It is especially fitting that these stamps will be issued by An Post ahead of International Women's Day, which takes place this year on Tuesday, 8th March.

Rachael Blackmoore is set to fly the flag once again for women in sport when she heads to Cheltenham in less than two week's time to defend her Leading Rider Award at the Festival which she won last season with six winners across the four days.