• Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2015,
  • by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Inspirational Story of the Shortis Sisters

Kerrin and Rochelle Shortis are two of the most inspirational greyhound racing participants you will ever meet.

Both were fearless jockeys before both, tragically and remarkably, suffered career ending brain injuries in separate riding incidents.

Rochelle suffered massive brain trauma and partial paralysis following a race fall while Kerrin was thrown from a horse and hit her head on a tree leaving her with brain injuries.

The sisters live with their mother Margaret in Bendigo and have been finding fulfilment, joy and purpose in greyhound racing. The greyhound’s gentle nature is what spurs the connection between the sisters and the breed.

They are regulars at the Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association where Kerrin can be seen catching and Rochelle enjoys a little flutter inside. Margaret is with them at all times and sees the greyhound racing track as a great place to socialise.

Their story is special, it is heart-warming and it is inspirational. Watch the full story in the clip below.


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