Who is Racheal Blackmore’s boyfriend?
RACHEAL BLACKMORE is set to ride A Plus Tard in the Cheltenham Gold Cup race.
The Irish jockey won last year’s Gold Cup on A Plus Tard and will be hoping to make it back-to-back triumphs.
Rachael Blackmore celebrating on A Plus Tard after winning the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup ChasePA
Blackmore became the first-ever female jockey to win the Gold Cup in 2022.
This year A Plus Tard faces tough competition from Galopin Des Champs.
Who is Rachael Blackmore’s boyfriend?
The record-breaking female jockey is in a relationship with fellow jockey Brian Hayes.
He was born in July 1988 and was brought up in Rosscarberry, County Cork.
In an interview with the Guardian last year, Patrick Mullins revealed the two were dating.
He said: “When I moved in with her and her boyfriend, Brian Hayes, myself and Brian would have been going racing most days.
“Rachael wasn’t. She used to do a lot of baking on those days – which was like her way of punching the wall.”
Hayes had ridden many horses at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.
He has ridden Adamantly Chosen, Dads Lad, Chapeau De Soleil and Cinsa so far, and they are all trained by Willie Mullins.
On the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, he will ride Impervious in the 4:50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase.
Brian Hayes on Dads Lads at Cheltenham Festival 2023GETTY