Gannon’s Ladies Day Northam WA Fash­ions on the Field

Gannon’s Ladies Day Oc­to­ber 4th, 2015

Ladies in Racing - - Con­tents -

ri­vals Flem­ing­ton race­course in size, host­ing both thor­ough­bred and Pure­bred Ara­bian races for most of the year. Aboard the War­saw trained Ara­bian Al Dar, Jake may have found him­self fur­ther from the line than he would have liked by fin­ish­ing eighth, how­ever the chance to de­velop friend­ships with fel­low ap­pren­tice jock­eys from coun­tries like Turkey, Oman, Ire­land and Canada gave Jake and all the other rid­ers, a life en­hanc­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that money can’t buy. Can­berra based rider An­nelise King found her­self with a more lo­calised, yet very ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. A reg­u­lar on the highly com­pet­i­tive NSW pic­nic cir­cuit at tracks like Bong Bong, the chance to ride at Wil­liam Hill Park, Sandown, one of Mel­bourne’s premier tracks was sim­ply tan­ta­lis­ing for An­nelise, when the Sheikh Man­soor Fes­ti­val touched down in Aus­tralia. One World, 6 Con­ti­nents is the Pure­bred Ara­bian Fes­ti­val’s motto and An­nelise not only got to ride a Pure­bred Aus­tralian Ara­bian, her ef­forts like all other jockey’s through­out the year, no mat­ter where they rode or fin­ished, were all ac­knowl­edged and flown back as guests for the grand fi­nale at the Abu Dhabi Eques­trian Cen­tre, cour­tesy of His High­ness Sheikh Man­soor. The Sun­day af­ter the Mel­bourne Cup, saw a sen­sa­tional out­come for Aus­tralia in Abu Dhabi with Ben Thomp­son, vic­to­ri­ous in the

Story by Vic­to­ria Shaw

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