Managing Director & MC Extrordinare
Sharon Lenton has been a pioneer for women in the racing industry for many years. Being one of the first women in racing, after Shelley Hancox, to have a syndicator’s license, Sharon has emerged on her own as a woman who sets goals and then works hard to achieve them.
Attending race meetings every week, Sharon always has a need for hats. Thoroughbred Events Australia was born out of this need and has evolved to give inspiring Milliners a platform to showcase their up and coming couture ranges.
Sharon has a real passion for racing fashion and works regularly with racegoers and their fashion needs every week. She has also had the opportunity to work with and style many familiar faces within the racing industry including racing.com and Sky Racing presenters.
Sharon has also produced her own couture race wear line.
Thoroughbred Events Australia continues to grow as an arena in which women doing amazing work in the industry can be recognised and applauded. TEA also works hard to assist country race tracks in managing and running professional and fun ‘Fashions on the Field’ events.
Behind the camera Sharon has captured many racing, fashion and general interest moments, sharing them in articles that she has written for Ladies in Racing Magazine and Racing NSW. Her first love though is Thoroughbred Events Australia where Sharon now shares her stories, articles, photos and videos across a number of racing-related blogs.
Sharon’s passion for the races has grown into a passion for ownership…particularly when it comes to the leasing of horses. Her love for the Thoroughbred has never wavered and a need for the thoroughbred to have a voice has now become an ignited passion as her current mission.
For years now Sharon has gone to many thoroughbred events to sponsor, present and work with off the track thoroughbreds in various disciplines such as polo, show jumping, dressage and hacking. Sharon loves writing about and continually promoting the success of these beautiful animals.
It has not been an easy journey but one that has been…and still is…much loved. Sharon has certainly broken down many barriers and forged a path for others to follow.
And she hasn’t finished yet!