|Introduced by Tom Burlinson
This week's program is about an exceptional woman who grew up just down the road from the Victorian High Country. Her father would have preferred a son and he raised Leigh Woodgate to be tougher than all her male contemporaries. Leigh Woodgate became a renowned and fearless horsewoman who excelled at bush racing. She soon graduated to the hazardous sport of steeplechasing or 'jumps racing' and became something of a celebrity. But when disaster struck, she stunned the racing establishment with courage and determination of quite epic proportions, unfolding over two decades.