Banned by authoriities from becoming a jockey because she was a woman, Joan Richmond took to motor racing - and excelled at it

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By Peter Brewer
January 21 2022 - 1:00pm
Joan Richmond, with some of her many racing trophies. The Brooklands 1000 trophy is the largest, closest to the cabin. Picture National Museum of Australia

For as long as people have been racing cars against each other, one constant has always applied: no matter your gender, it's the speed and the clock that matters.

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Peter Brewer

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Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au