RACING icon Rachael Blackmore has revealed she spent a night in an Australian hellhole and was fed frozen food in a harrowing brush with the law.
The Grand National-winning jockey was thrown in 'some sort of centre' surrounded by barbed wire after a visa mix-up.
And Blackmore, a millionaire thanks to her exploits on the track, said she was served food that had not defrosted properly.
The inspirational jockey, 33, opened up on the nightmare experience in a Q&A with the Irish Independent.
Asked about her closest brush with the law, Blackmore, who won the 2021 National on Minella Times, said: "I arrived into Australia once on the wrong visa.
"I got taken to some sort of centre to spend the night. I remember there being lots of barbed wire.
"When we arrived, everything got taken away from us.
"We were fed frozen meals that weren’t defrosted properly that evening.
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"Needless to say, I was very glad to walk out of there the next day!"
Blackmore, who is in action at Galway this week, did not say when the incident was, but also made some startling revelations sure to surprise punters.
She said Fred Flinstone is the fictional character she most identifies with.
Blackmore also said she would most like to go for a pint with Lewis Capaldi, wishes her superpower was to be able to 'evaporate like Harry potter' and that she would most like to see whales in the wild.
Unsurprisingly, she said her favourite word was Honeysuckle, the name of the champion hurdle heroine Blackmore rides.
The pair made it back-to-back Champion Hurdles at last March's Cheltenham Festival.
However, they could be up against it should the Kenny Alexander-owned wondermare make it to the race next year.
Nicky Henderson's monstrous Constitution Hill is the early favourite, while Honeysuckle, unbeaten in 16 races, is also short in the betting for the Mares' Hurdle.
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