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Blackmore in ‘good spirits’ after leg break

Grand National heroine Rachael Blackmore was said to be in ‘good spirits’ having undergone surgery on a fractured ankle sustained at Killarney on Friday. Barely a week after her 32nd birthday, Blackmore suffered the biggest injury of her professional career following a nasty fall from 11-10 favourite Merry Poppins in the 2m4f handicap hurdle at the picturesque Co Kerry venue. She had already partnered two winners on the card at Killarney when misfortune struck. Wishing Rachael Blackmore a speedy recovery after her fall at Killarney today and another example of how jockeys put their lives on the line every day when they go out to ride for our entertainment. Horses are beautiful animals but they can be very dangerous too. […]

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