Rachael Blackmore becomes first female jockey to win Grand National
Rachael Blackmore made history Saturday, becoming the first female jockey to win the prestigious Grand National horse race.
What she's saying: "I don't feel male or female right now, I don't even feel human. This is just unbelievable," the 31-year-old Irish jockey said after winning the race on Minella Times at England's Aintree Racecourse.
- “I never even imagined I’d get a ride in this race, never mind get my hands on the trophy," she added.
The big picture: The closest a female jockey had previously come to winning the National was in 2012 when Katie Walsh finished third on Seabass, per AP.
- Blackmore is the 20th female jockey to ride in the Grand National, which only started allowing women to compete in 1975.