In Australia, a handful of women have shown that hard work and determination can lead to a lucrative career in the world of horse racing, with some even ascending to household-name status.
In fact, the world of Australian horse racing is much more than the riders and trainers who make the races happen.
It's the executives who govern the track, and the presenters who commentate and broadcast the races to the rest of the world — especially in the lead up to the VRC Melbourne Cup Carnival.
From Michelle Payne, who became the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015, to Emma Freedman, one of the industry's most knowledgeable presenters, scroll down for the most trailblazing women in Australian horse racing — both on the track and beside it.
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