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Victoria Shaw to make her harness race calling debut on week of International Women's Day 2019

The Angelique Club has welcomed the news Victoria Shaw will call three harness racing meetings for Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) this month.

Victoria Shaw to make her harness race calling debut on week of International Women's Day 2019

The Angelique Club has welcomed the news Victoria Shaw will call three harness racing meetings for Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) this month.

Victoria Shaw
Victoria Shaw Picture:Harness Racing Victoria

Ms Shaw has had stints calling all racing codes during a long association with the industry, but tomorrow will be the first time she’s called a full Victorian harness meeting.

“We’d like to take this opportunity on the week of International Women’s Day (Friday March 8) to publicly support and congratulate Victoria,” Angelique Club President Judy Rothacker.


Ms Shaw will also call trots meetings at Warragul on Monday March 18 and Cranbourne on Tuesday March 26.

“I think it’s brilliant. I welcome the opportunity for Victoria to demonstrate her skills, which she’s long held in the race calling space,” HRV Board Member, Pearl Kelly Award and Gordon Rothacker Medal recipient Elizabeth Clarke said.

“I have been involved in this industry for 50 years and I’m proud to say that not once in that time in harness racing have I ever felt treated any differently because I am a woman.

“Victoria is very passionate about her racing and I look forward to her being afforded future opportunities in the broadcasting space.”

See below for the Angelique Club’s statement:

Angelique Club welcomes Victoria Shaw to Victorian trots race calling ranks

"The Angelique Club, an organisation which has honoured and promoted the role of women in harness racing for the past 25 years, welcomes the addition of Victoria Shaw to our state’s harness race calling ranks.

"Victoria has an extensive background in race calling and racing journalism, and we’re thrilled to see a female represented in the race calling space, an area which, for whatever reason, hasn’t had strong female representation in the past.

"Our club understands Victoria will call three race meetings for Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) this month, starting with Yarra Valley tomorrow, and we’d like to take this opportunity on the week of International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8) to publicly support and congratulate Victoria.

"Victoria joins a proud list of prominent women in our sport to have held key industry positions and our club is thrilled that women have been so well represented in all facets of harness racing, including on the track, in the board room, club leadership positions, stewarding panels and many other areas."


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