Horse racing: Women jockeys make their mark at Cheltenham

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CHELTENHAM, England (Reuters) – Women jockeys inspired at this week’s Cheltenham Festival, claiming four wins including an exceptional in pinnacle-degree Grade One races, highlighted by way of Bryony Frost’s step forward triumph on Frodon.

Frost gathered the largest cheer of the week whilst she became the first girl jockey to win a Grade One race over jumps at The Festival on Thursday. The 23-yr-old claimed one of the toughest fought battles to win the Ryanair Chase by means of little greater than a period over Charlie Deutsch and Aso.

“I can’t provide an explanation for how lots I love that horse. He is Pegasus, he has wings and he’s the most high-quality battler,” Frost said. Lizzie Kelly gained the Handicap Chase later on Thursday with a bold front-jogging performance.

Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore claimed another Grade One race victory on Gold Cup Friday, her second win of the week. The 29-yr-old is currently 2nd within the battle to become Ireland’s Champion Jockey having claimed eighty four winners on Irish turf.