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Strong Laois connection to winning Grand National horse Minella Times

Rachael Blackmore (left) celebrates after winning Saturday's Grand National in Aintree. Main photo - an old photo of Bernadine Rochford, Racheal's mother Eimir, Catherine Merrick (nee Rochford) and Racheal

The success of Minella Times in the Aintree Grand National last Saturday was another huge triumph for jockey Racheal Blackmore, trainer Henry De Bromhead and owner JP McManus at a price of 11/1. Blackmore and De Bromhead had huge success at this year’s Cheltenham festival and the 31-year-old Tipperary jockey made history on Saturday when…

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