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Ladies in RACING Magazine

Regular Contributor Profiles




In 2011 Sharon Lee Chapman shot to world-wide photographic prominence with her headline imagery of Banna Strand leaping into an unsuspecting audience at the Warrnambool Grand Annual. Receiving the prestigious ‘Quill Award’ for her work that has graced many newspaper and magazine covers including the New York Times, Sharon Lee captures so many emotional and intriguing moments that really tell a story and best summarise for so many the continual allure and romance of racing. Sharon is the Managing Director of Fast Track Photography

Ross got involved in photography when he started racing horses with his brother. Now he is one of the leading racing photographers in Australia and has had much of his work published in some of the leading horse racing publications in Australia - such as Racetrack, Best Bets, Winning Post and of course the Ladies in RACING Magazine. Ross is a popular photographer for many Fashion on the Field competitions.




Catching the thoroughbred bug from a very young age, Tim Guille has always had a passion for racing. Be it as an spectator, owner, or punter, he is never far away from the racetrack with form guide and binoculars in hand. His writing has featured in a wide variety of publications in the thoroughbred and sporting industry over the last 7 years. He has always had a passion for people, and this has led him to focussing his writing on sharing the stories of the the people and characters that work tirelessly to make the magic happen in the sport of kings. You can tweet or follow him on twitter @timbguille or his Facebook page Behind the Barrier

As the only woman in Australia to actively broadcast live racing trackside and on TV and radio, Victoria Shaw is the first woman to go beyond the typical roles for women within racing and the media. With former television and live radio work to her credit, Victoria continually strives to push boundaries for women within Australian racing and around the world as a race caller. The diversity of her broadcasting opportunities have taken her from ‘off the beaten track’ to working for Arabic royalty and meeting unique and hardworking industry participants that aren't mainstream, but constantly revealing many ‘racing gems’ as a part of her quest.

With her own racing education consultation company Lisa drives major projects supported by State Government and is a Senior Educator for South West TAFE. Lisa designs and delivers innovative training programs to introduce new workers and up skill current workers in the sector with a focus on promoting better mental health in the industry. With a strong jumps racing and equestrian background from Ireland, Lisa has been an integral part of the growing strength of Jumps Racing in Australia through her position on the Board of the AJRA. With a passion for encouraging women to strive in the industry, Lisa is also a member of the Victorian Wakeful Club. Follow her on Twitter @lisacoffey01




A journalist since age 17, Michael Howard enjoyed lengthy stints at Victorian country and metropolitan newspapers before joining Harness Racing Victoria as its Media and Communications Co-ordinator. He’s revelled in the opportunity to not only celebrate the trots’ champions but to dig deep into a code that’s not just a sport, but is an industry, a business, a lifestyle and a passion for its many participants.

Dale has been an avid race goer all her life. As the former owner of Brisbane’s iconic Millinery Boutique, The Hat Box, Dale forged strong connections with members of the racing and fashion industry. She is a multiple Fashions on the Field winner and has judged many events throughout Queensland. Over the years Dale has hosted many events and has written for both newspapers and magazines.

Damien Anthony Rossi (aka Mr Hollywood in Oz!) is a Presenter on Channel 7’s popular lifestyle program The Great Day Out and one of Queensland’s leading social and fashion influencers. DAR is Brisbane Racing Club’s inaugural Fashion Ambassador and serves in an ambassadorial role for many high-profile annual events including the Brisbane Racing Carnival, the Effervescence Champagne Festival and the Noosa Alive! Festival. Follow Damien @mrhollywoodinoz




A passionate photographer of events, performance and people…Number one love is Latin Dance but has always had a love of horse racing. Even dreamed of being a race caller at one stage. Bob is also known as Manikatobob, Manikato being his second favourite horse after Tulloch. Winx may have pushed Manikato to third. A regular at major race meetings and a keen photographer and supporter of Fashions of the Field. Arguably the most prolific poster of quality photos on social media. Loves life, loves people, loves sport and above all, loves photography.

Danny Power has been a journalist in the racing industry for more than 40 years, including stints at The Sporting Globe, The Herald, Herald Sun, Truth and The Australian. He also has worked as a racing manager for leading trainer Lee Freedman and a bloodstock consultant. Danny has been with The Slattery Media Group for 11 years, during which time his credits include the books The Modern Melbourne Cup (author), Racing In Australia (editor) and The Story of the Melbourne Cup (writer). He is a contributing editor and writer for Inside Racing magazine, and editor of Inside Breeding.

The racing industry isn’t in my blood but when I purchased that first share I was absolutely hooked. After working for many years on the front line as a paramedic I decided to redirect and take a chance on my passion leading to the birth of Over The Line Racing. I’m a race horse owner who is determined to ensure that we all get the opportunity to follow the careers of these beautiful animals no matter where they race or how fast they can run.

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JENNY McALPINE Born into the world of breeding on the family's Eureka Stud, QLD, Jenny has tallied many years in a marketing career for the likes of Gai Waterhouse, NSW Breeders, Coolmore, David Hayes and Adam Sangster. Based in Melbourne she currently operates for Lindsay Park, Sky Racing and Tattersalls UK and enjoys freelance writing for the thoroughbred industry.

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Ladies in RACING Spring 2018 Issue 31  

Ladies in RACING Spring 2018 Issue 31  

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