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The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories : Great tales of the turf from Jorrocks to Black Caviar - Jim Haynes

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

Great tales of the turf from Jorrocks to Black Caviar

Paperback Published: 22nd November 2017
ISBN: 9781760632403
Number Of Pages: 608

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The ultimate collection of great racing stories told in Jim Haynes's inimitable style.

Jim Haynes, Australia's favourite tale teller, loves the sport of kings as much as he loves Aussie yarns and bush verse. From country picnic tracks to the thoroughbred racecourses of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, from Archer to Black Caviar, from the mysterious punter Louis the Possum to the great trainer Bart Cummings, he brings these two great loves together in the biggest book of Australian racing stories ever.

In these stories, full of the humour and romance of the track, Jim reminds us of the great champions, the tragedies and the unique characters (equine and human) of racing. Here are stories of famous races and jockeys, touts and urgers, nose-to-nose battles and a rort or two, as well as country race meetings where anything can happen.

This rich collection captures the heart and soul of the turf and reminds us exactly why a day at the races and having a punt are such an important part of the Australian spirit.

About the Author

Jim Haynes lives ten minutes' walk from Randwick Racecourse and his favourite television channel is Thoroughbred Central.

Foreword

PART 1 RACING MEMORIES

PART 2 THE WILD COLONIAL DAYS

PART 3 BLOND BOMBSHELL TO BLACK CAVIAR

PART 4 RACETRACK HUMOUR

PART 5 THE CUP IS MORE THAN A HORSE RACE

PART 6 A PUNT ON THE PONIES

PART 7 RACING CHARACTERS

PART 8 JUMP RACES ARE DIFFERENT

PART 9 THE GOLDEN AGE

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Acknowledgements

ISBN: 9781760632403
ISBN-10: 1760632406
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 22nd November 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.59

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