From the Publisher
Welcome to the Spring Issue of Ladies in RACING Magazine. There is always that feeling of excitement when you walk onto a racetrack, especially in Spring. . The smells, the sounds, the flurry of movement of staff bustling around carrying trays of delicious morsels, the vibrant colours of the jockey’s silks and the well-dressed ladies and gentlemen all in anticipation of a great day of racing. The Melbourne Spring Races are calling, starting with the $1 million Memsie Stakes at Caulfield, continuing through to the Ballarat Cup which is held in late November. One of the highlights this year will be the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday, October 27th. Will the mighty mare Winx make it four in a row? Ambassador Travel’s exclusive 2018 Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner is always a popular event and not to be missed. Held in the River Room at Melbourne’s Crown Casino tickets are extremely limited. If you want to mix with racing personalities, enjoy a three-course dinner, live entertainment, book early to ensure you don’t miss out. If you are on your own or would like to sit at the Ladies in RACING Magazine table, please advise Ambassador Travel when you book. Phone 1800 777 989 to reserve your seat/s. Kathy O’hara has become one of Australia’s best jockeys. She was born in Singleton, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, where you will find some of the best vineyards, and where the best Thoroughbreds are foaled. Kathy’s love of Eventing and Show Jumping was the catalyst for her successful career as a jockey. At the present time, she now has four horses with which she regularly competes. Victoria Shaw brings us the first of a Three-part Series about Dr Jill Colwell, a daughter of a racecaller, who has been both a professional and amateur jockey, acclaimed trackwork rider, a marathon runner and she is a Doctor of Medicine. Many of Jill’s sporting and medical achievements were also inaugural moments for Australian women. We also bring you the first of Sharon Lee Chapman’s amazing ‘ Life on the Road Series’. This issue Sharon Lee presents a look at how she photographed Foals and Weanlings and all these images were captured during her shoot for New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing. If you are looking to become involved in the exciting industry of Thoroughbred Racing, Blueblood Thoroughbreds and Darren Weir Racing, (who also has a Ladies Only Syndicate on offer) possess a vast amount of experience when selecting the right racehorse. Fashion has always been an integral part of the Spring Racing Carnival and Perri Cutten, who are synonymous with racing fashion, present their Spring/ Summer collection, which will provide you with the perfect outfit for any occasion. For your convenience you can purchase online using Afterpay. Harrolds, Australia’s luxury department store is home to some of the world’s finest collection of perfectly balanced, classic tailored elegance and up-to-the-minute luxury fashion where you are sure to find that perfect outfit. Harrolds offers customers the opportunity to visit one of the premier luxury retail environments in the world at flagship emporiums in the hearts of Australia’s capital cities, where you can enjoy Harrolds signature exemplary customer service. Once again, we have many stories of amazing ladies within the exciting and vibrant racing industries. Keep up to date with all the Ladies in RACING news, subscribe to our Newsletter and digital magazines at www.ladiesinracingmagazine.com.au. Wherever you will be during the Spring Racing Carnivals – Enjoy.
The lucky winners of a commemorative framed collector print of WINX are: Angela Vitale and Kylie Reeves from Victoria, Marie Helmore and Kathy Briskey from Queensland, and Kim Powell from New South Wales. Congratulations!