SPECIAL GUEST - Bernadette Cooper

A Cairns girl, Cooper started her career as a jockey back in 1990. Highlights in Cooper's riding career include qualifying as Queensland's top apprentice jockey, riding 3 winners at Rosehill in a day and being one of the first female riders to race in Japan.

After retiring in 2005, Cooper went on to start a career as a racing commentator and form analyst for SKY Racing in 2011.

Cooper was also inducted into the Women's Racing Hall of Fame at Ballina Jockey Club in the same year.