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Women jockeys bag four wins at Cheltenham

Devdiscourse News Desk london United Kingdom
Updated: 16-03-2019 06:16 IST
Women jockeys bag four wins at Cheltenham

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Women jockeys impressed at this week's Cheltenham Festival, claiming four wins including an unprecedented two in top-level Grade One races, highlighted by Bryony Frost's breakthrough triumph on Frodon. Frost collected the biggest cheer of the week when she became the first female jockey to win a Grade One race over jumps at The Festival on Thursday.

The 23-year-old claimed one of the hardest fought battles to win the Ryanair Chase by little more than a length over Charlie Deutsch and Aso. "I can't explain how much I love that horse. He is Pegasus, he has wings and he is the most incredible battler," Frost said.

Lizzie Kelly won the Handicap Chase later on Thursday with a bold front-running performance. Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore claimed another Grade One race victory on Gold Cup Friday, her second win of the week.

The 29-year-old is currently second in the battle to become Ireland's Champion Jockey having claimed 84 winners on Irish turf.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United Kingdom