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Waterhouse Named VRC Ambassador
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer Gai Waterhouse as an official VRC ambassador. Known as the first lady of Australian racing, Waterhouse has forged a stellar career comprising 136 Group One wins, including the 2013 Melbourne Cup with Fiorente, a Caulfield Cup, and a remarkable six Golden Slippers. "Flemington and the Melbourne Cup Carnival have been close to my heart for years, and I am pleased to be an official advocate for the VRC and the wonderful celebration of sport, fashion, food and entertainment that is the Melbourne Cup Carnival," Waterhouse said. VRC Interim Chief Executive Neil Wilson commented: "Gai's passion and enthusiasm for our sport coupled with the extraordinary success she has tasted as a trainer makes her a wonderful ambassador for the VRC," he said. Waterhouse's first official appearance will be at Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival launch today (30th October).