In part 2 Bernie takes us right back to her childhood days in pony club and her apprenticeship to Col Williamson on the Sunny Coast.
She talks of the premature death of her Dad and the influence both parents had on her life.
She reflects on her association with trainer Paul Sutherland who kick started her career in Queensland and later brought her to Sydney.
Bernie competed at a very high level in Sydney winning plenty of races and riding in several Group 1’s - in one of them she almost pulled off the boilover of the decade.
Bernie Cooper is a little lady with a big personality, and you’ll enjoy her trip down memory lane.
(Banner image courtesy Steve Hart - Jockey Bernadette Cooper wins the Group 3 JRA Plate on The Man.)