Ladies Day: first for WA with all-female jockeys at Moora race meeting

Peter SweeneyGeraldton Guardian
The nine history-making hoops were Peta Edwards, Jerry Noske, Kate Fitzgerald, Lisa Staples, Simone Altieri, Shelby Colgate, Natasha Faithfull, Beaux Banovic-Edwards and Jessica Gray. Edwards, Noske, Faithfull, Banovic-Edwards and Gray rode at Geraldton last weekend.
Camera IconThe nine history-making hoops were Peta Edwards, Jerry Noske, Kate Fitzgerald, Lisa Staples, Simone Altieri, Shelby Colgate, Natasha Faithfull, Beaux Banovic-Edwards and Jessica Gray. Edwards, Noske, Faithfull, Banovic-Edwards and Gray rode at Geraldton last weekend. Credit: Peter Sweeney

It was Ladies’ Day at the Geraldton Turf Club last Sunday but the once-a-year Moora Race Club beat ’em by a day.

In doing so, Moora created WA history and possibly landed a national and international first.

For the first time at a WA race meeting, only female jockeys rode at Moora.

Though it rained and rained, it didn’t detract from women reigning.

There was a long break between races because of rain and the Moora Cup was a non-event when the tractor moving the starting barriers failed to work.

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