125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage
On September 19th 1893, New Zealand women became the first in a self-governing country to gain the right to vote. It came after a long campaign for women’s rights led by Kate Sheppard, and highlighted New Zealand as a trailblazer for gender equality.
This incredible achievement 125 years ago has paved the way for many strong women in a range of industries and professions. Today, the racing industry has a strong female presence with over 43% of the industry consisting of licensed female jockeys - a benchmark due largely to this early campaign for women’s rights!