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Lucy Bolton Wins 2020 Women In Racing Bursary Award

Young strapper Lucy Bolton has been awarded the 2020 Women In Racing Canberra Bursary. The $1,000 grant is awarded each year to a young woman to further their education, passion and career in thoroughbred racing.

Bolton currently works for Keith Dryden while completing a Bachelor of Equine Science at Charles Sturt University Wagga. A challenging year for all university students, Bolton was forced to move back to Canberra after the University took their classes online. With the help of the Women In Racing Canberra Bursary Award, she will move back Wagga next year and is set to complete her studies in 2022.

 “The $1,000 will go straight towards accommodation and resources like text books” Bolton said “I feel lucky and honoured to represent Women In Racing and I thank them for this award.”

Her degree will hold her in good stead for a career in thoroughbred racing but which path she takes is still not set-in stone.

“I have always wanted to be a Jockey” Bolton said. “my degree will set me up with a great knowledge of bloodstock and I’ve always been interested in the breeding side of things.”

One thing that is certain is Women In Racing’s high opinion of Bolton and her future prospects.

“Lucy is a very astute, well educated and career driven individual” Women In Racing Canberra President Sue King said. “She is an asset to the racing industry and we are very happy to be able to help her along the way.”

“The Bursary Award is Women In Racing’s contribution to the local industry and I would like to thank our wonderful members, in particular Karen Ruse, whose contributions allow us to support young women in the Canberra Racing industry.” King said.