WHAT A win this would be.
While the rest of us are having a bit of an underwhelming 2021, the same can not be said for Rachael Blackmore.
She has made history twice this year so far, becoming the first woman to be crowned Top Jockey at Cheltenham, and has more recently become the first woman to ride a winner in the Grand National.
And as good as things have been so far, they could get even better this weekend, as she could win almost £1,000,000 in Paris on Sunday when she bids to secure a groundbreaking success in the French Gold Cup.
She will ride the horse Ajas in the prestigious €820,000 Grand Steeple-Chase De Paris at Auteuil.
It will be her first time to compete in this particular race, but she is no stranger to making history, so it's easy to see why she's so excited for it.
She said: "It’s very exciting. The Grand-Steep’ is a race you watch in awe of.
"I can’t be wishing for too many cherries on top but it would be incredible. It’s an honour to get asked to ride in the race.
"I suppose the way my year is going nothing would surprise me at this stage."
The 31-year-old Tipperary woman is the daughter of a dairy farmer and a school teacher, one of whom struggles to watch her races out of nervousness...