It’s a delight to catch up with a little lady who has made her mark in two fields of endeavour.
In part 1 she recalls her final riding stint in Macau, where she was involved in the worst fall of her career. She reflects on her first day back when she won three races and was then accused by Stewards of giving another horse an easy run.
She talks about her return to Australia and a whole new life, starting off with a job behind the front desk at the Star casino.
Then comes her lucky break in racing media. Bernie tells it all in her trademark breezy style.
(Banner image courtesy Steve Hart Photographics - Bernie unsaddles The Man after a Group 3 win at Randwick for her great supporter, Paul Sutherland.)