Photo: © pixabay.com Tipperary’s Rachael Blackmore has become the first female jockey to claim the conditional riders title in her first full season as a professional.The 26 year old is one of the outstanding talents in Irish racing at present with 32 victories so far this seasonThe Killenaule native says she has a lot of people to thank for her success. Meanwhile, the jump season finale gets underway today as the Punchestown Festival starts in County Kildare.The first is off at 3.40pm.
Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Wednesday received a courtesy call from the Queen’s Young Leaders Award recipient, Marva Langevine. The brief meeting was held at the Minister’s Office at the Ministry of the Presidency.Minister Harmon expressed his pride in seeing a young Guyanese receive such a prestigious award and expressed an interest in having his office in Region ThreeMinister of State Joseph Harmon and Marva Langevine share a light moment on Wednesday(Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) work closely with Langevine.Having returned to Guyana hoping to build her network in Guyana, Langevine said the Minister of State’s office was an excellent place to start.“He’s reaching out to the people and I love that. With him on my side, I know I will be able to reach an even greater audience… I’m thankful for the Minister’s support. It’s going to really take the project on a platform where more persons will be able to be more open to the work… [and] the support that we’re providing,” she said.Langevine was selected for the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for her work with bereaved and underprivileged children and families in Guyana through the Guyana Golden Lives Organisation, of which she is the founder. She received her award at Buckingham Palace in London last week.