Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel. Photo of Dylan by @topgold.
Dylan is a big fan of local jockey Rachel Blackmore and he has followed the success of Minella Times and Minella Indo. Dylan is awe-struck with Rachel's success. She became the first female jockey to win the Grand National in the 182-year history of the race. She also became the first woman to be leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival with six victories, including the Champion Hurdle, in 2021. The following year she became the first female jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
It's really nice seeing the positivity emanating from Minella Champions. I reckon Dylan will be down on the farm trying to help muck out stalls and work with groomers who help get horses ready for their big race days.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business for the Technological University of the Shannon.]