RACHAEL BLACKMORE is set to ride A Plus Tard in the Cheltenham Gold Cup race.
The Irish jockey won last year's Gold Cup on A Plus Tard and will be hoping to make it back-to-back triumphs.
Blackmore became the first-ever female jockey to win the Gold Cup in 2022.
This year A Plus Tard faces tough competition from Galopin Des Champs for this year's trophy.
Who is Rachael Blackmore's boyfriend?
The record-breaking female jockey is in a relationship with fellow rider Brian Hayes.
He was born in July 1988 and was brought up in Rosscarberry, County Cork.
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Blackmore and Hayes have been dating for a couple of years now.
In an interview with the Guardian in 2020, Patrick Mullins revealed the two were dating.
He said: “When I moved in with her and her boyfriend, Brian Hayes, myself and Brian would have been going racing most days.
"Rachael wasn’t. She used to do a lot of baking on those days – which was like her way of punching the wall.”
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Hayes had ridden many horses at this year's Cheltenham Festival.
He has ridden Adamantly Chosen, Dads Lad, Chapeau De Soleil and Cinsa so far, and they are all trained by Willie Mullins.
On the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, he will ride Impervious in the 4:50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase.
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