Brooke joined the committee in 2019, quickly became the Vice Chairperson in 2021. At the 2022 AGM Brooke was voted is as Chairperson, a role she has hit the ground running in. Brooke was exposed to horse racing from a young age. She has fond memories of spending time as a child in her grandparent’s regional Victorian TAB, and seeing horses adorn the walls of their living room. From here, it didn’t take much for Brooke to fall in love with horse racing in her early 20s. After attending the races for many years, Brooke became the 2019 Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival Ambassador, and in the same year purchased a share in her first horse. Since then, Brooke has become a co-owner of several racehorses across the NT and interstate. Brooke has served on the board of the Darwin Turf Club.
Stephanie is an experienced Management Professional with a strong marketing and business development background. As the current Chief Executive Officer at the Energy Club NT. Stephanie has a wealth of experience in delivering successful events along with stakeholder and relationship management across government and private sectors across Northern Australia. Stephanie has previously been involved in the promotions and modelling industry bringing national and international pageants and modelling opportunities to young women (and young men) to the Top End. Stephanie has also participated on judging panels for Darwin Cup Carnival FOTF and recently, the NT Young Achiever Awards. Building on Stephanie’s passion for the racing industry, between herself and her fiancé they share ownership of 14 horses across Australia.
A member since 2018 and committee member since 2020, Nerissa is currently WTRNT’s secretary. She initially joined to get into horse ownership and has since found WTRNT is so much more than this!
“I have made some great friendships through WTRNT. I love that it doesn’t matter how old or young you are, where you have come from or what you do, these four legged animals bring us together almost every weekend! And not just down at the track! We love a good movie or a boat cruise at times too!”
“There really is something about having your girlfriends all together watching your horse cross the finish line first!”
Nerissa looks forward to being a part of WTRNT’s growth into Alice Springs and other States in the future.
Moving to the Territory in 2004 from South Australia Robyn had previously been involved in a number of horse syndicates and enjoyed the social side of horse racing in South Australia. After being a member of WTRNT for a number of years Robyn joined the WTRNT Committee in 2020.
Robyn is very passionate about celebrating and acknowledging the achievements of Women in the NT Racing Industry and enjoys the opportunities that WTRNT provide for members to get involved from social events to horse syndicates and her new favorite activity, nights at the stables.
Robyn loves the dry season racing period and loves nothing better than packing a picnic, finding a spot on the lawns in front of the mounting yard to watch the horses, admire the fashions and enjoy the fabulous weather.
Kerry is a long- term Darwin resident and has been member of WTRNT for 10 years. Her involvement in WTRNT arises from an interest in the pursuit of welfare of horses, trainers and jockeys. Kerry has a particular interest in advancing and supporting appropriate education for female trainers and jockeys to that end. The social interaction and networking with like-minded women of all ages has been a joy. Kerry has taken on the role of Membership Officer of the WTRNT and encourage new members to get on board and join the fun and excitement, across the Northern Territory and even interstate.
Molly is thoroughly passionate about the thoroughbred horse racing industry, and recently re-joined the Committee after a short break to raise her young family.
A true advocate for Top End living, Molly has experience working at the Darwin Turf Club, as well as a professional background in media and marketing. Molly also co-hosts the podcast Mums Gone Troppo!
Crystal joins WTRNT as an enthusiastic member from Central Australia, and is our lady on the ground for all things Alice Springs.
Along with her partner, Crystal trains thoroughbreds in Alice Springs, and is thoroughly passionate about the industry. Crystal is also a committee member of the Alice Springs Turf Club.
Sue-Ellen has been a member and on the committee of WTRNT since 2016 and currently holds the position of Treasurer. She is very passionate about Thoroughbred Racing in the NT and the opportunities for women within the industry. Sue-Ellen believes WTRNT is a special group that all share a common interest in the thoroughbred racing within the NT and also has some fabulous fun together on and off trackside. From the horse syndicates, the WTRNT luncheon, the glitz & glamour throughout Darwin Cup carnival to our annual Christmas party. Sue-Ellen looks forward to catching up with our WTRNT members at our events throughout the year.