Paddy tells GB News: Hands off our Rachael Blackmore

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Rachael Blackmore is Irish


On Tuesday night GB News tried to claim Rachael Blackmore as their own, as a contributor said superstar Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore was one of that week’s ‘greatest Britons’ on a segment during Dan Wootton Tonight.


There’s only one issue with that. Rachael Blackmore isn’t British.

The global star is from County Tipperary in IRELAND.

Paddy has long warned the Brits about claiming their greatest stars. In a recent advert with Colm Meaney ahead of Cheltenham, we warned “Rachael is Irish. DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.”

The definitely-Irish icon became the first female jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last week aboard A Plus Tard, adding to her history-making Aintree Grand National triumph the year before.

Contributor Dawn Neesom claimed Blackmore despite mentioning that she had returned ‘home to Ireland’.

She said: “My greatest Briton is Rachael Blackmore, the first female jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Lovely pictures of her today back home in Ireland with her winning horse and the little Gold Cup.”

Jack Grealish England

Yes, we know she’s great. But look, you’ve taken Jack Grealish from us. You even grabbed Declan Rice. We have plenty of people we’re happy for you to take but hands off our Rachael.

Don’t even think about it. Just because she turns up and gives you guys a walloping on your own turf doesn’t mean you can claim her as your own!

Are you really that short of sporting talent over there that you have to keep pinching ours?

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