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Aalbers in exclusive company

Liz Aalbers was yesterday recognised for a lifetime involvement in the Wodonga Turf Club with life membership. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKVETERAN horsewoman Liz Aalbers has been made a life member of the Wodonga Turf Club.

The affable trainer has been a fixture at Wodonga for more than half a century and was added to a rich list of inductees yesterday.

She started riding trackwork when just 15 and has trained for 50 years.

Aalbers, 72, said it came as a huge shock.

“They told me they were going to do it about a fortnight ago and I was very surprised,” she said.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be a life member alongside some of the incredible people who are already on the list.”

Aalbers said there were some perks in life membership.

“I get into the races for free and I’m hoping they put aside two bottles of Ricadonna at every meeting,” she joked.

Aalbers had three starters yesterday.

“I only have four in work now but they are $2000 horses, we don’t have the expensive ones but we do all right,” she said.

“A couple of months ago we won six races in a fortnight.

“But this is great — I don’t think I have seen a bigger crowd at Wodonga.”

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Aalbers in exclusive companyVeteran horsewoman Liz Aalbers has been made a life member of the Wodonga Turf Club.

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