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Rachel Venniker, a Gold Circle film about her journey in racing (image: Gold Circle)

Tawanda Taruvinga (Gold Circle)

She rode her way into the male-dominated world of horse racing and faced discrimination at every turn. Rachel Venniker broke barriers and shattered stereotypes in pursuit of her dreams.
In this powerful and moving documentary, witness Rachel’s journey as she faces gender prejudice from the racing fraternity, disrespectful comments from punters, and resentment from her fellow jockeys. Despite the doubt and obstacles in her way, Rachel never gave up on her passion for horse racing.
With her unwavering determination, hard work, and the support of her loved ones, Rachel rises above the discrimination and becomes a mentally and physically tough jockey. Michael Roberts, an influential figure in the racing industry, speaks about Rachel’s incredible journey and how she overcame the challenges that came her way.
The South African Jockey Academy played a significant role in Rachel’s development, and she credits the Academy for helping her achieve her goals. In a remarkable turn of events, Rachel recently won the Gauteng Guineas Grade 2 race, cementing her status as a force to be reckoned with in the racing world.
Join us on this inspiring journey with Rachel Venniker, and witness her triumphant rise to success in the face of adversity. This is a story of courage, perseverance, and the power of believing in oneself. Don’t miss this captivating documentary that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.