Harness racing has known for a long time how crucial female participants have been in our industry, whether it is trainers, drivers, owners, breeders or administrators, women have been at the forefront of success and leaders in their chosen fields.

The Caduceus Club will recognise and applaud female participants of thoroughbred and harness racing with a dinner on October 2 at the Moonee Valley Racing Club from 6.30pm.

The Caduceus Club was formed in 1984 by a group of harness racing enthusiasts to promote their love of harness racing and sport in general.

Luncheon meetings are held each month and the club has had a vast range of speakers over the years including Sir Charles Court, Lionel Bowen, David Lange, Sir Hubert Opperman, Leigh Matthews, Richard Pratt and Allan Jeans to name a few. Regular sponsors of feature harness races including the three-year-old Group 3 Caduceus Cup, the club annually hosts the Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup Barrier Draw dinner and has raised many thousands of dollars for various charities along its journey.

Caduceus Club president Emmy Mazzetti said: “As a club involved in harness racing we have known for a long time how important women are to participant success in harness racing, and we wanted to recognise that for all sports.

“Our key note speaker for the evening will be the first female Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club Amanda Elliott, along with Group 1 winning jockey Nikita Beriman and 29 times Group 1 winning trots driver Kate Gath, and I am sure they will have some great take home messages for everyone who attends,” Mr Mazzetti said.

“This will be a terrific night and I would encourage all to come along and listen to this group of highly talented people who have great stories to share about their success and how they achieved it.”

For further information and tickets contact Ted Webster on 0417 327636 or webstere@alphalink.com.au