The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

Great tales of the turf from Jorrocks to Black Caviar

Jim Haynes
AUD $22.99
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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.

Author bio:

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

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9781760632403
Table Of Contents: 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

Glossary

Acknowledgements
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: December 2017
Page Extent: 608
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Horse racing

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