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Ladies in Racing - - Contents - Cathi Mered­ith

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.ladiesin­rac­ing­ 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!

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