Victoria Shaw to call Warragul trots meeting

Victoria Shaw to call Warragul trots meeting

Australia's only female racing commentator, Victoria Shaw, will create history on March 18 when she broadcasts the entire Warragul trotting meeting for on-course patrons, and the nationwide radio and television network.

It will be the first time that a female has called an entire race meeting of either harness or greyhounds at Warragul, and comes on the back of Victoria's first call of a full Victorian harness race meeting at Yarra Valley on March 7.
Victoria has had a long association with the racing industry, and has capably called races in all three codes throughout Australia and overseas.
Last year Victoria called the inaugural race for lady drivers at Warragul, as part of local club's Ladies Day celebrations.
“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.”

The Angelique Club, an organisation which has honoured and promoted the role of women in harness racing for the past 25 years, also welcomes the addition of Victoria 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.

"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."