A MONTH after creating history, South Australia’s reinswomen have repeated the dose.
On June 5 Gaita Pullicino, Dani Hill and Tiana McMahon combined to win each race on the Globe Derby card – the first time women have completed a clean sweep of a meeting in the state.
Pullicino and Hill registered trebles, with McMahon chiming in with a victory.
On Saturday night Hill and McMahon were again part of “Girl’s night” at the same venue.
This time the pair were joined by leading concession driver, Samantha Pascoe.
Hill once again led the way with a quartet, with McMahon registering a double and Pascoe a win behind Van Mara.
Hill was triumphant with Jakes Sportwriter, Ammichi, Galleons Victory and Crookwell Jake, while McMahon’s double came via Sporty Frank and Uncle Leo.
“What a wonderful night for women,” Hill said. “To be a part of the first time women won every race at the meeting was a standout night I will never forget, but to be involved a second time is just amazing.
“We have such talented reinswomen in South Australia and it is terrific to see how far we have come since the days when women weren’t even permitted to drive against the men.
“Today’s ladies are enjoying the fruit from the labour of the pioneering women…we pretty much owe them our careers.”
Hill also paid tribute to SA’s female trainers who have been in strong form this season.
“Us ladies are getting the spotlight for our drives, but let’s not forget women also trained winners on both nights too,” Hill said.
“Yvette Zitterbart and Rebecca Geurds trained winners the first time reinswomen won every race and Sharon Newman trained Ammichia this time.
“And there is rarely a meeting were wonderful horsewomen such as Jill Neilson, Ingrid Smith, Claire Goble, Rebecca East, Alyce Finnis to name just a handful aren’t among the winners…the list goes on!”