Blackmore takes competing in a man's world in her stride
In the spring of 2015, Rachael Blackmore became only the second ever lady jockey to turn professional in the sport of Irish National Hunt racing.
She was following in the footsteps of Maria Cullen, who was the first Irish female professional jockey to ride a winner over fences at Kilbeggan, in June 1987.
Kilbeggan has also been good to Blackmore, who emerged as the leading rider at the track for the 20126/2017 season - with six wins to her credit.
The thought of competing in a world so clearly dominated by men has never crossed the mind of Blackmore, who says that being female has actually brought her more publicity than she ever imagined in the past two years.
Take Katie Walsh and her sister-in-law Nina Carberry - two of the toughest women in the business - who have not let their gender get in the way of success.
Another is Lisa O'Neill, who steered Wrath Of Titans to win the Kerry National last September and the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, on the Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll.
While most are content to remain in the amateur ranks, Blackmore's transition to professional was more of a necessity.
Since 2015, two others have now followed suit, with Katie O'Farrell and Rochelle Murphy both currently racing as Conditionals.