The night Rachael beat Rachel at Killarney Races

Rachael Blackmore fans had plenty to cheer about at Killarney Races on Monday evening as the Gold Cup and Grand National winning jockey romped to victory in the Cronin Electrical Maiden Hurdle.

Diarmuid Cronin makes a presentation to Rachael Blackmore, winner of the Cronin Electrical Maiden Hurdle, riding The Short Go.
Pictures: Valerie O’Sullivan

She piloted 4/9 favourite The Short Go to victory for Henry De Bromhead and, amusingly enough, the horse she beat into second place was named All for Rachel.

Diarmuid Cronin got to present the winning prize to Rachael and that will be a snapshot for the mantelpiece for the popular Killarney electrician who is better known for his association with motorsport than horseracing.

There was another bumper crowd in attendance with the favourable elements bringing punters out in force.

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