Carlow resident and champion jockey Rachel Blackmore is set to partner champion hurdler Honeysuckle at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival.
The duo will take on Sunday’s Grade 1 Irish Champion Hurdle with two hundred thousand Euro on the line. Kilkenny trainer Paul Hennessy is due to run Heaven Help Us in the same race.
Blackmore was victorious in front of a packed crowd for last week’s Thyestes Day and can’t wait to get in front of the crowds in Dublin this weekend.
“It’s every jockey’s dream is to be associated with a horse like Honeysuckle in their career and it’s a real privilege to be part of her team.”
“Dublin Racing Festival is a fantastic weekend of racing and it’s brilliant that Honeysuckle is going for another Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle. Hopefully, we can put up a good show again. We are in countdown mode and looking forward to the weekend getting going now.”
“It’s great to have the crowds back – they bring such a special atmosphere. Honeysuckle got an unbelievable reception at the Dublin Racing Festival in 2020 and I really hope we will be walking back into the winner’s enclosure on Sunday.”