First Ladies of Racing Awards held at Odyssea, City Beach

Dr Judith Medd won the Thoroughbred Welfare Award at today's Ladies in Racing awards
Dr Judith Medd won the Thoroughbred Welfare Award at today's Ladies in Racing awards

NICOLE Bell, Judith Medd, Paula Sullivan and Sharon Miller received awards at the inaugural Ladies of Racing Awards held at Odyssea, City Beach today.

The Administration Award went to Ms Bell from Northam Race Club who has been club manager for 10 years, organising 22 meetings a year while bringing up two children.

She was recognised for her knowledge and no “push over” personality to deal with the industry’s constant demands.

Dr Medd took out the Thoroughbred Welfare Award for providing a high level of service in animal welfare for more than 16 years.

She has written many submissions to local and national boards that have shaped the current regulatory environment that applies in racing.

The Ascot resident has often been called on to deal with injured horses from track work in the early hours of the morning.

Ms Sullivan’s tireless support of the Perth Racing industry as a regular race goer, member, horse owner and now vice chairwoman of the board won her the Racing Leadership Award acknowledging her passion that inspires other ladies interested in the industry.

The Dedication to Racing Award went to Sharon Miller whose love and passion for horses goes beyond her just doing her job.

She has spent hours grading tracks, mending fences, caring for sick and wounded horses on top of completing her day to day training.