$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

She’s long been the lonely, so-called Lady Trainer, but it looks like Gai Waterhouse is finally getting some sisterly back-up.

According to Racing Victoria (RV), more women are involved in Victorian thoroughbred racing than ever before.

There are now 50 female jockeys riding in the state, up 10 per cent from 2004.

Women also make up 24 per cent of all trainers and almost half of stable employees.

For the first time, there were also more female than male jockeys accepted into the RV’s training program this year.

“(Racing) is one of the very few sports where women and men can compete on a level playing field,” RV chief Bernard Saundry said.

“Over the past decade we have worked hard to ensure the thoroughbred racing industry is an Australian sporting leader in gender equality.”

Continuing to grow female participation rates is also a key priority of the organisation’s new three-year strategic plan.

The figures were released in time for International Women’s Day on Saturday when Waterhouse will start the favourite Fiorente in the Australian Cup at Flemington.

Melbourne’s biggest race meeting of the autumn will also feature Nikki Burke as the trainer of Newmarket Handicap runner Unpretentious.

She’s up against Sydney jockey Kathy O’Hara who will ride Va Pensiero.

O’Hara holds the distinction of being one of just five women to ride a Group One winner in Australia.

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Single Gaze in work with Chris Waller

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller admits to being as surprised as anyone to learn Single Gaze would be joining his...

Harness horse ends up in a lake

A trots horse overnight in France has somehow ended up in a lake in the middle of the racecourse in...

Robert Smerdon appeals lifetime ban

Disqualified trainers Robert Smerdon and Stuart Webb have lodged appeals against their bans with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal....

VJA chasing an increase in jockey fees

It’s not hard to understand why jockeys head overseas to continue their riding careers. In Asian countries the hours are...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.