Beverley Ann BUCKINGHAM
Also known as: née Buckingham, Beverley Buckingham-King, Bev
Born: 15 March 1965Special Achievements:
1980s - Australia's premier female jockey. The first female jockey in the southern hemisphere to win 1000 races.
1984 - First woman to ride in the Caulfield Cup.
1995-1996 - Rides 109 winners for the season, setting a State record.
2005 - Inducted into the inaugural Tasmanian Racing Hall of Fame.
May 1998 – Involved in an accident that fractured two vertebrae in her neck. After rehabilitation, despite a negative prognosis, she was able to walk again.
Halfpenny, Kate. (1999, December 13). After the Fall. WHO, 48-50.
Barnes, Celia. (2000, June). Bev Buckingham-King’s double tragedy. The Australian Women’s Weekly, 22-24.
(2001, February). Bev Buckingham’s Joy and Tears. The Australian Women’s Weekly, 74-76.
Brown. (2003, October 6). Brave Bev’s back in the race. Woman’s Day, 21.