Spring Carnival Spring
The media scrum for Michelle and trainer Darren Weir after the race was like no other I’ve ever experienced. For once I found myself front and centre with Julian from AAP and Hamish from the Herald Sun. We all couldn’t believe our luck and when Julian stated “hold your line people”, we knew the crush was about to come. I escaped with the photo, my camera’s intact and managed to stay in my crouched position amidst the crush. A few bruises were well worth the effort.
WHEN MICHELLE CROSSED THE LINE VICTORIOUS, THE FACE OF HORSE RACING CHANGED FOREVER. WHAT MICHELLE HAS ACHIEVED FOR WOMEN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN THE INDUSTRY IS INCREDIBLE AND I WAS SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF SUCH
AN EMOTIONAL AND INSPIRING VICTORY.
This year was the first year I’ve had the Steps app on my phone, which I carried in my camera bag all day. I know I walk a lot during Cup week, but I was amazed to see each day was in excess of 15kms. More than 20kms on Cup Day. No wonder I was sporting a few aches and pains, but it was all good. It’s weeks like this, being able to be so close to the action photographing the sport I love, that I pinch myself, in the knowledge I have the best job in the world. Thanks to all those who made my Spring Carnival amazing, including Ladies in RACING Magazine and G1x.com.au, for giving me so many fun assignments with which to challenge myself this Spring.