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By 6pm this coming Easter Saturday, race caller Greg Miles would have finished calling the last race of his 38 year career. Taking his place upon his retirement is Melbourne based broadcaster Matthew Hill. Matthew has been gracing the airways for over 15 years and his resume is nothing short of impressive. From his humble beginnings at Sport 927 Radio and Sky Channel, Matthew has broadcast a host of national feature race meetings plus feature races in 10 different countries
Ladies Day may have officially been 2 weeks ago, but Saturday’s Longines Golden Slipper Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens was once again all about the girls. Fillies won half of the 10 race program, celebrities and fashionistas mingled with racing royalty and after 16 days straight of rain, umbrellas became a mandatory accessory. *Jockey Ben Melham kisses She Will Reign after winning the 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes. Photo: Rosehill Gardens Despite the wet and testing conditions,
Last Friday afternoon I found myself at Melbourne's Park Hyatt, surrounded by 350 immaculately dressed women (and a handful of men) at the annual Victorian Wakeful Club’s Lady of Racing Award Luncheon. *2016/17 Lady of Racing Award recipient Barbara Saunders (left) with Award nominee Cheryl Carey. Image by @PGCareyRacing The Victorian Wakeful Club, named after the famous mare who raced in the early 1900s, was founded in 2001 by a group of like-minded women to encourage the n