As the only woman in Australia to actively broadcast live racing trackside and on TV and radio, Victoria Shaw is the first woman to go beyond the typical roles for women within racing and the media. With former television and live radio work to her credit, Victoria continually strives to push boundaries for women within Australian racing and around the world as a race caller. The diversity of her broadcasting opportunities have taken her from “off the beaten track” to working for Arabic royalty and meeting unique and hardworking industry participants that aren't mainstream, but constantly revealing many “racing gems” as a part of her quest.
Sharon Lee chapman
In 2011 Sharon Lee Chapman shot to world-wide photographic prominence with her headline imagery of “Banna Strand” leaping into an unsuspecting audience at the Warrnambool Grand Annual. Receiving the prestigious “Quill Award” for her work that has graced many newspaper and magazine covers including the New York Times. Sharon Lee captures so many emotional and intriguing moments that really tell a story and best summarise for so many the continual allure and romance of racing. Sharon is the Managing Director of Fast Track Photography.
Ross got involved in photography when he started racing horses with his brother. Now he is one of the leading racing photographers in Australia and has had much of his work published in some of the leading horse racing publications in Australia - such as Racetrack, Best Bets, Winning Post and of course the Ladies in RACING Magazine.
Catching the thoroughbred bug from a very young age, Tim Guille has always had a passion for racing. Be it as an spectator, owner, or punter, he is never far away from the racetrack with form guide and binoculars in hand. His writing has featured in a wide variety of publications in the thoroughbred and sporting industry over the last 7 years. He has always had a passion for people, and this has led him to focussing his writing on sharing the stories of the the people and characters that work tirelessly to make the magic happen in the sport of kings. You can tweet or follow him on twitter @timbguille or his Facebook page Behind the Barrier
As Racing Victoria's Workforce Development Officer, Lisa designs and delivers innovative training programs to introduce new workers and upskill current workers in the racing industry across all job roles. With a strong jumps racing and equestrian background from Ireland, Lisa has over 20yrs experience in the racing industry. Lisa is currently a Director of the Board of the Australian Jumps Racing Association and Member of the Victorian Wakeful Club. Follow her on twitter @ lisacoffey01
Caitrin has been an active horse woman from an early age from the hunting fields of Co. Meath in Ireland, the racecourses of Ireland, and the UK as an amateur jockey. Caitrin’s journalistic career spans 3 countries; Ireland and London before continuing in Australia following a move here in 2012. She is a Paediatric Intensive Care nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, an amateur milliner and also acts as Practice Manager for Racetrack Veterinary Services in Mornington. In 2014/15 Caitrin was Melbourne Racing Club’s “Face of Mornington Racecourse”.