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Former Jockeys Lead Sky Racing's Stable Of Female Stars

Tuesday, 20th December 2016

Tabcorp and its racing broadcaster Sky Racing are proudly creating pathways into media careers for aspiring females. The recent recruitment of Lizzie Jelfs, a former stable foreman for top trainer David Hayes, means Sky and Tabcorp now has 10 female presenters in its stable of stars. And, excitingly, five of those female presenters are former jockeys, namely: Bernadette Cooper, Libby Hopwood, Priscilla Schmidt, Chantelle Buckley and Chynna Marston. "It's fantastic to work with passionate, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and hard-working people," Tabcorp's Head of Media Communications & Talent Adam Hamilton said. "In the case of the former jockeys, it's great to provide them a career pathway after their time in the saddle is over." Jaimee Rogers, Tabcorp and Sky Racing's most recognisable face, is thrilled with the growing numbers of female presenters and the opportunities available to them. "I've been with Tabcorp for eight years and I've seen it grow from me being the only female at one stage to 10 of us now," she said. "It's not just the opportunities, but the training and development invested in you which is fantastic."

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