Community and Charity Involvement

Clare Lindop

Racing has taken me all over the world traveling and riding in different countries. I have also been so lucky to race throughout Australia at some of our premier race-meetings such as the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Golden Slipper, the Queensland Oaks, the Tasmanian Cup’s, the Darwin Cup, and Ascot in Perth. I have also ridden at many country and far-flung bush meetings, and the best part about this is the diversity of people I have met. I have made connection and relationships with people from all walks of life.

In racing; I have always tried to do the best I can. To work hard for those who believe in me.

In some ways being a female in a male-dominated industry has been a double-edged sword.
Often, I was the only female competing on race day- and I am very proud to be able to say that I have made history by becoming the first female jockey to win a Metropolitan Premiership, and I was the first Australian female to win a Group 1 and to ride in the Melbourne Cup.
This has meant that I have gained a lot of media attention that I would not otherwise have had, which has helped my profile and exposure enormously.

The media did add pressure and sometimes unwanted attention when one is trying to focus on getting the job done. But now I can say that the best thing about having a profile is to be able to give back.

I am privileged to be involved with Community Groups and Charites I am passionate about.


I was one of the founding member of the SA Jockeys Advisory Board in 2005, which consists of a panel of senior riders providing guidance and advice to apprentice jockeys.
We are one of the only professions where you are apprenticed to someone who actually doesn’t do your job. But the value of being mentored by a trainer and obviously needing someone to put you on rides while you are learning is essential.
I had some great senior riders assist me when I first started, and I was lucky enough to ride with Maree and Therese Payne, Sally Wynne, Caroline Mason, Christine Puls, Vanessa Hutchinson. These were some of the best female riders in the 90’s. They had to be tough, and they taught me to be tough, so I do believe in sharing and passing on advice. I certainly could not have done without it.


Little Heros Waging WarI am proud to be an Ambassador for the Little Heroes Foundation since 2017. Looking forward to being a guest speaker at this years Melbourne Cup Luncheon at the Wine Centre.

Little Heroes Foundation is a South Australian based not for profit organisation that supports seriously ill children and their families. Our mission is to raise funds towards essential equipment and services for seriously ill children and their families.

Our vision is to fulfill the unmet needs of seriously ill children and their families, to ensure they have access to the very best care, regardless of how rare their diagnosis is. Since 1996, we have contributed close to $20 million for lifesaving facilities at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and to provide daily support to families through our Little Heroes Care program. 


Variety Bash SA Car 922SA Variety BashIt’s all for a good cause All kids deserve the same opportunities in life. No matter what life throws at them.

Variety – the Children’s Charity helps children and their families with much-needed financial support for things like specialist equipment, therapy, and medical supplies, when they can’t afford it, and when government assistance isn’t available.

I participated in the SA Bash in 2017 with Car 922 and I continue to help with fundraising with the fantastic people I met.



Avner Pancreatic Foundation"Put Your Foot Down" Walk Adelaide

clock-iconx2Sunday, November 4 2018 - more info closer tro the date

pin-iconx2Grange Jetty Reserve, Esplanade, Grange

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National Jockeys Trust

Launch of National Jockey Celebration Day 2004national jockeys trustI was very proud to be involved with the launch of “National Jockeys Celebration Day” in 2004 in Canberra with then Prime Minister John Howard. The Celebration Day is to raise awareness for the National Jockeys Trust; a charity with a Board of Trustees which helps seriously injured riders and the families of those jockeys who may have lost their lives in racing incidents.

The day is now celebrated Nationally at the beginning of Spring, with most racetracks having a Race named in the NJT honour and fundraising luncheons, where past riders can come together as well as our corporate sponsors.
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ocsoberOCSOBEROcsober is a fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October.

All money raised goes to Life Education, the organisation behind the iconic educational mascot, Healthy Harold the Giraffe. We are a health promotion charity and Australia’s largest independent provider of health and drug education in schools. We believe that each child should be living to their full potential.

Funds raised by our participants (Ocsoberites) go towards empowering more Aussie kids to make safer and healthier choices now and in the future. We don't want anyone to miss out.

The McGrath Foundation

McGrath Fondation Patron for New StarThe McGrath FoundationMcGrath Breast Care Nurses help individuals (and their families) experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support. From the time of diagnosis, and throughout treatment, this support is available for free. No matter whether you’re in the private or public health system. It’s as simple as checking our website and finding the nearest nurse.