Why Female Jockeys Should Not Be Overlooked In This Year's Grand National

Female Riders

A grey area in horse racing has always been around the ability of female jockeys when compared to the men, but now more than ever the gap between two is smaller than ever, if there is even still a gap.

Over the last five years, female riders have shown they are just jockeys and not Woman jockeys, having just the same ability as the men.

Top class individuals like Rachael Blackmore, Bryony Frost and Millie Woollacott to name a few have closed the gap on the stereotypical view that woman jockeys are not as good as men.

Rachael Blackmore at this year's Cheltenham festival truly broke the mould becoming the 2021 winning most rider at the four day meeting with six winners across the week, and with this she became the first female winner of the Grade One Champion Hurdle.

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Just a few years before this Bryony Frost set a precedent by becoming the first female rider to win a Grade One over jumps at the Cheltenham festival, With Katie Walsh becoming the first female Grade One winner at the meeting on board Relegate in the 2018 Champion Bumper.

When it comes to the Grand National female riders, have become more and more successful and this year could see the biggest number of female riders taking part and they should all be taken extremely seriously.

Katie Walsh has recorded the highest placed finish by a female rider in the race with Seabass back in 2012 when coming third and with the likes of Blackmore, Frost and Tabitha Worsley all set to be riding, we could see history.