Rachael Blackmore tells classic Irish mammy story after historic win
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Rachael Blackmore tells classic Irish mammy story after historic win

RACHAEL BLACKMORE's happiness at the minute is infectious.

Saturday evening saw the incredible Rachael Blackmore become the first woman to win The Grand National, and she did so in convincing fashion.

She stormed to victory on Minella Times six lengths clear of the horse in second, in what must feel like a never-ending dream for her. 

The Tipperary woman even received congratulations from President Michael D Higgins, who described it as a "personal and sporting success", while An Taoiseach also sent her congratulations.

She was interviewed on Ireland AM on Monday morning, where she told Tommy Bowe about the conversation she had with her parents after her win on Saturday.

And as is often the case when trying to get in touch with an Irish mammy, her phone screen displayed two familiar words when she called her - "User busy."

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We've all been there.

However, we can only imagine how many people were ringing her parents after the big win, so we think it's a reasonable excuse...

Her interview can be seen below, and her beaming smile is exactly what you might need on this Monday morning.