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ANDREW RICHMAN andrew1richman at gmail.com
Sat May 9 13:39:55 AEST 2020

We finally saw Ride Like A Girl last night on Foxtel and really enjoyed it.

My wife thought she read that they cut some of the D Weir scenes out - is
that true? and if so is it possible to see the original movie I wonder.

Andrew Richman

On Sun, 6 Oct 2019 at 15:48, nick.aubrey <nick.aubrey at twonix.com> wrote:

> I went and saw RLAG last week with my partner Sharyn  and we were both
> impressed with the movie from a number of angles.... acting,
> cinematography, closeness to actual storyline but most of all
> characterisation. I think Stevie stole the show from Michelle and his
> resemblance to himself was uncanny 😁
> Now i know Darren Weir has lost the respect of all in the racing industry
> (for good reason) but he still came across as a very decent bloke who gave
> Stevie his big break and hence started the association between POP and
> Michelle. IMHO a must see Aussie movie of international standard.
> AN
> Sent on the go with Vodafone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "L.B.Loveday" <lloveday at ozemail.com.au>
> Date: 6/10/19 8:32 am (GMT+10:00)
> To: racing at ausrace.com
> Subject: [AusRace] (no subject)
> High-profile racing women dug deep to make Payne film a winner
> Katie Page and Gai Waterhouse were among the silent backers determined to
> turn Michelle Payne bio-pic Ride Like A Girl into a hit movie
> *Annette Sharp*, Sydney Confidential, The Sunday Telegraph
> Subscriber only
> |
> High-profile women in horseracing — and keen to promote an Australian
> legend and women in sport — are among the silent backers of popular new
> Australian feature film, Ride Like A Girl. Businesswoman Katie Page, the
> CEO of Harvey Norman, co-founder of yearling sales Magic Millions and wife
> of Gerry Harvey said she couldn’t think of a better place to put her money
> than into a locally made film that would help make a legend of Melbourne
> Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne.
> “What an extraordinary movie and an extraordinary story,” she said,
> confirming she was quick to join a syndicate of silent backers who tipped
> money into the project after filmmaker and actor Rachel Griffiths and her
> co-producers started passing the cap around after acquiring the rights to
> Payne’s book following Payne’s historic Melbourne Cup victory on Pirates Of
> Penzance in 2015.
> Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne in a scene from Ride Like A Girl.
> Page is dedicated to promoting women in sport and in racing and created a
> sponsorship program that set aside 10 $5000 sponsorships for women’s
> sporting clubs.
> Another racing pioneer said to have opened her private chequebook to
> ensure Michelle Payne’s is Australian Turf Club vice-chair Julia Ritchie.
> Owner and trainer Ritchie was the first female board member on the AJC
> board and her appointment to the ATC chair in 2014 shook the foundations of
> the male-dominated club when she was voted in.
> Ritchie, the daughter of trainer Bill Ritchie of Bangaloe Stud and owner
> of Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, may have been playing coy about her
> investment yesterday and couldn’t be reached for comment.
> Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page has seen the movie twice.
> Ritchie’s love of film stretches back through the years to when she worked
> in the film industry which is where she met Griffiths who still calls
> Ritchie a close friend.
> Another outspoken supporter of the film is Australian trainer Gai
> Waterhouse.
> Waterhouse, who attended a glamorous preview of the film at the Orpheum
> Theatre two weeks ago with a group of eight including husband Robbie, son
> Tom and jockey Hugh Bowman, said she too has a keen interest in the film.
> “A couple of my strappers are in the movie,” she said on Friday,
> confirming she is behind the project and behind Payne, who has ridden for
> her.
> “I think they needed quite a lot of extras for it, so my strappers pitched
> in to lend a hand.”
> Payne too is affiliated with the Waterhouses through racing — and Robbie
> Waterhouse has the sense Gai may have given Payne some excellent advice
> about how to win during the women’s work together.
> Trainer Gai Waterhouse. Picture: AAP
> Vice-chair of the ATC Julia Ritchie.
> “Gai told her to get low in the saddle,” said Robbie, advice that might
> have helped her bring home the Cup in 2015.
> “Michelle has been one of my jockeys on a number of occasions,” said Gai.
> “She rode for me. How can you not love this story — it’s a wonderful story.”
> Waterhouse proclaimed the racing scenes in Ride Like A Girl to be “second
> to none” — high praise from the Tulloch Lodge trainer, regarded as the
> leading female force in the game.
> “A good film leaves you with a good feeling and this certainly did,” she
> said.
> Page said she’d seen the movie twice and had left crying both times.
> “I cry every time I see it and when I saw it, on both occasions, when
> Michelle Payne’s character crosses the line everyone in the cinema got up
> on their feet and cheered. It’s just so moving.
> Even Gerry was moved. And you know Gerry…” she added, an eye-roll implied.
> Producers were looking to raise $5 million from the private sector to get
> the low-budget feature made.
> Ride LIke A Girl director Rachel Griffiths. Picture: Getty
> Further funding came from Screen Australia via its Gender Matters:
> Brilliant Stories program, an initiative which gets behind women’s stories
> and women working in the industry. To win the private backing of women in
> business, was an added coup.
> Griffiths and producer Susie Montague are also believed to have invested
> in the movie.
> At this stage it looks to have been money well spent, with Ride Like A
> Girl on its way to becoming the highest grossing Australian film of the
> year, with almost $3 million taken at the box office last week.
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