Spring Car­ni­val Spring

2015

Ladies in Racing - - Contents -

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.

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