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Ladies in Racing - - Contents - Cathryn Mered­ith

Wel­come to the Sum­mer Is­sue of Ladies in RAC­ING Mag­a­zine, which we are sure you will en­joy. How ex­cit­ing it is for women within the rac­ing in­dus­try with the his­toric win by Michelle Payne in the 2015 Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup. Her name is now a house­hold word and the me­dia at­ten­tion she has gen­er­ated is enor­mous. Ev­ery news and cur­rent affairs chan­nel across all sta­tions, fea­tured an in­ter­view and the fa­mous speech she made af­ter her win. Michelle has cer­tainly helped pave the way for fu­ture fe­male jock­eys and women who want to be a part of this ex­cit­ing in­dus­try. We share part of her jour­ney start­ing on page 6. Michelle gen­er­ously shared her win with brother Ste­vie who is one of the strap­pers of Prince of Pen­zance, we bring you the story of one of his other strap­pers, Maddie Ray­mond start­ing on page 14. Seven days af­ter Michelle be­came the first lady jockey to win the Mel­bourne Cup an­other Vic­to­rian, har­ness driver Ker­ryn Man­ning won Har­ness Rac­ing’s equiv­a­lent, The New Zealand Trot­ting Cup. Her story starts on page 42. Once again Sharon Lee Chapman from Fast Track Pho­tog­ra­phy has pro­vided us with some amaz­ing im­ages of her time over the Spring Rac­ing Car­ni­val, with a se­lec­tion from the main days and some in­ter­est­ing be­hind the scene im­ages. Sharon Lee used a “steps app” on her phone and she ac­tu­ally walked over 15 kilo­me­tres per day pho­tograph­ing each event over the Car­ni­val. Sharon Lee also trav­elled to Birdsville with equine artist Janet Ham­mill for their Car­ni­val and her pic­to­ri­als star­ing on page 76, demon­strates the vast­ness of this out­back town, where the pop­u­la­tion swells from 100 to around 7,000 for this unique two day event. Who re­ally owns your horse? Ev­ery race­horse owner should read the ar­ti­cle on page 26 writ­ten by Anette English from Thor­ough­bred Le­gal that ex­plains the Per­sonal Prop­er­ties Se­cu­rity Act 2009. Don’t be caught out. Many thanks and con­grat­u­la­tions go to the hard­work­ing Cairns Am­a­teurs team for a fan­tas­tic four days of fun, fash­ion and races. Once again the Cairns Am­a­teurs took out the Trop­i­cal North Queens­land Tourism Award for Ma­jor Fes­ti­vals & Events, for the third con­sec­u­tive year. Con­grat­u­la­tions and a big thank you to Graeme Thorn­ton and Chris­tine Bud­dle for their won­der­ful hos­pi­tal­ity. We have a colour­ful fash­ion pic­to­rial on pages 82, 83 and we will bring you a story on this fan­tas­tic event in our Au­tum­n­Win­ter Is­sue and hope you join them in 2016. A first on my rac­ing trav­els was a trip to Northam, Western Aus­tralia, si­t­u­ated on the way to Kal­go­or­lie and only two hours’ drive from Perth. I was in­vited to at­tend the 2015 Gan­non’s Ladies Day as a guest judge of Fash­ions on the Field, hav­ing the plea­sure of meet­ing many of the ladies we have writ­ten sto­ries on in pre­vi­ous is­sues; in­clud­ing Roz Byn­der, Nikki Go­gan and fe­male jockey Lucy War­wick, who just hap­pened to win The Gan­non’s Cup on the day. We bring you a pic­to­rial on pages 90, 91 and we will bring you a de­tailed story in our next is­sue. Thank you to the Northam Race Club and Sec­re­tary Ni­cole Bell, for their won­der­ful hos­pi­tal­ity. With Sum­mer here we can all look for­ward to great rac­ing and I hope to see many of you over the Magic Mil­lions Car­ni­val, to be held at the Gold Coast Turf Club from Jan­uary 1st -12th. For de­tails of events see page 69. Con­grat­u­la­tions to our past sub­scrip­tion win­ners who have each won a $300.00 Perri Cut­ten Voucher, Ali­son Roach, Anne Mcdonnell and Leonie Apps all from NSW, Mar­garet Wis­chusen and Sue Rees from Vic­to­ria and Karen Burke from QLD. Peter Har­ney from Am­bas­sador Travel has given us five $300 Travel Vouch­ers that can be re­deemed for any Am­bas­sador Travel Group Rac­ing Tour as ad­ver­tised on their web­site. To sub­scribe see page 49. Ladies in RAC­ING Mag­a­zine wishes you all a happy, safe and en­joy­able, fes­tive sea­son.

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