Kōrero: Women and men

Race winner

Race winner

When Linda Jones rode Big Bickies to a win in the council handicap at Te Rapa racecourse in Hamilton in 1978 she achieved a personal and a New Zealand first. She was the first New Zealand woman to win against men as a jockey. There had been some resistance to women riders, and her achievement established women's riding ability. Jones (then Linda Wilkinson) is shown here riding Scots Bard to a win in the 1970 Powder Puff Derby run by the Bay of Plenty Racing Club. This was one of her earliest wins.

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New Zealand Herald
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - Challenge and reaction: 1960s–1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29258/race-winner (accessed 23 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Charlotte Macdonald, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017