THE LADY OF RACING AWARD - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 

 

The Lady Of Racing award was established by the founder of the Victorian Wakeful Club Inc., Mrs Marie McCullough along with Mrs Marcia Hill in 1993.

 

The aim of the award was to recognise the achievements & contributions of women in the thoroughbred racing & breeding industry, as well as to encourage further involvement of women within the industry.

 

The Inaugural Award was a gala black tie dinner held at Moonee Valley Racing Club in May 1994 & was presented to Mrs Robin Levett.  

 

For the full gallery of photos from the 2018 Lady of Racing Award Lunch, please click here.

 

To download the Lady of Racing 2019 Nomination Form, please click here or you can complete the below form.

 

LADY OF RACING 2019 NOMINATION FORM

 

THE VICTORIAN WAKEFUL CLUB WITH RACING VICTORIA WELCOMES NOMINATIONS FOR THE ANNUAL LADY OF RACING AWARD TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019 .

 

The Award celebrates and acknowledges a female who has made an outstanding contribution to the thoroughbred racing industry. Previous winners include successful breeder Christie Woodard, champion Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne, well esteemed administrator Cheryl McCarthy and last year’s winner, VRC Chairman, Amanda Elliott. We invite Nominators to complete the following form and enclose a detailed profile that highlights your Nominee’s contribution to the thoroughbred racing industry including referees.

 

  
  Profile
   

Please note - The Nominator must have the consent of the Nominee prior to submission of the nomination form. The Recipient of the Award must be able to fulfil the role of Ambassador of The Victorian Wakeful Club. This will involve occasional personal and/or media appearances

2019 LADY OF RACING AWARD SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Has a sound knowledge of the thoroughbred racing industry in her chosen field,
  2. Has demonstrated a genuine “passion and commitment” to the Industry in her chosen field, and gone over and above what is expected in her position,
  3. Is well respected personally and professionally by her peers,
  4. Is an inspiration to others within the industry,
  5. Is willing and available to act as an Ambassador for the Lady of Racing Award and the Victorian Wakeful Club This will involve occasional personal and/or media opportunities.
 


LADY OF RACING AWARD HONOUR ROLL

1993/94 - ROBIN LEVETT

1994/95 - SHELLEY HANCOX

1995/96 - JOANNE SPIERS

1996/97 - ANNE CARLYON

1997/98 - HELEN CANTWELL

1998/99 - EMMA BOLING

1999/2000 - VICTORIA ARMSTRONG

2000/01 - KERRY GILLESPIE

2001/02 - JEAN PURCELL

2002/03 - NOT AWARDED

2003/04 - ANDREA LEEK

2004/05 - MAJELLA BALLANTINE

2005/06 - MARGARET LUCAS

2006/07 - WENDY KELLY

2007/08 - PAULINE LISTON

2008/09 - FRAN HOULAHAN

2009/10 - LEONIE BIBBY

2010/11 - MICHELLE PAYNE

2011/12 - PENNY REEVE

2012/13 - CHRISTIE WOODARD

2014/15 - GAYE GAUCI MARCHANT

2016 - CHERYL MCCARTHY

2017 - BARBARA SAUNDERS

2018 - AMANDA ELLIOTT