Launch at Shenannigans

Lynne Williams & Sharon Watson chatting with Minister for Racing Delia Lawrie

“A fantastic night” was the common response from the more than 70 women who attended our launch at Shenannigans on Wednesday, 3 March 2010. Included among the attendees was the Minister for Racing, Delia Lawrie. WTRNT is thrilled that the Minister has shown a keen interest in our organization. We are also thrilled with the support and generosity of dual Darwin Cup winning trainer, Michael Hickmott. Michael gave a short speech on the night about the benefits of being involved in thoroughbred racing; and, generously donated a 5% share in a racehorse as a prize for the evening – won by Jess Herraman. Thank you Michael and good luck Jess!

The other big winner on the night was Marilyn Harvey who won the lucky door prize of 2 night’s accommodation in a deluxe apartment at the Parap Village Apartments. This prize was generously donated by the Parap Village Apartments and we thank Parap Village Apartments for their wonderful support of WTRNT.

Also, a big thank you to Valda Ioane of Fannie Bay Photographs who was busy snapping away with the camera during the evening. Please contact Valda on 8932 1098 if you are interested in any photos from the evening. Valda covers all race meetings and most social events at the Fannie Bay track and she has a vast library of racing photos for sale.

Chairwoman, Michelle Graham, announced the inaugural committee for Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT, which comprises of:

  • Chairperson: Michelle Graham
  • Vice Chairperson: Helen Slee
  • Treasurer: Andrea Calley
  • Secretary: Treena Monroe
  • Committee Members: Kate Carew, Jess Herraman, Wendy Longuet, Kia Naylor, Lisa O’Donoghue, Sharon Watson

WTRNT is also very appreciative of Shenannigans for sponsorship of the Launch and Colemans Printing for providing Graphic Design.

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