Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore BBC World Sports Star Of The Year?

Our traders have reported that a huge burst of support has arrived for our very own Rachael Blackmore to become the BBC World Sports Star of the Year after her outstanding 2021.

The BBC announced their nominees on Monday morning and as soon as the talented jockey’s name appeared on the shortlist, her odds started to tumble.

Blackmore became the first female winner of the Grand National back in April, having also been the first woman to win Cheltenham’s Champion Hurdle the month before as well as being crowned leading jockey for the week at the festival.

We have chalked the sports star up at 3/1 to win the award but patriotic support has resulted in the Irish beauty tumbling into 2/9

…meaning she is the new favourite after taking over from 6/1 shot Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Other contenders include Max Verstappen (10/1), Novak Djokovic (14/1), Tom Brady (16/1) and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (16/1) in the betting.

Bet on BBC World Sports Star of the Year 2021

*Prices correct at time of publication