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  • Racing Rorts

    Rorts, Scams & Characters from the Australasian turf

    by Warren Olson

    Never before told tales such as that of Australias greatest ever racecourse plunge TORBEK, the actual facts of how it was set-up and unolded, true tales of ring-ins that unlike FINE COTTON were actually sucessful ! Corrupt officials, shifty trainers, dubious jockeys and their exploits all revealed. Tote manipulations, go fast and go slow medications. If it's a racing rort or scam that took place ... Read more

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  • Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse (Text Only)

    by Laura Hillenbrand

    This edition does not include illustrations.From the author of Unbroken – a major motion picture releasing in 2015 – this is the bestselling true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse, Seabiscuit.In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete – and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the ... Read more

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  • Fixed: Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder – The Inside Track on Australia’s Racing Industry

    by Matthew Benns

    Matthew Benns takes us inside the murky world of Australia's racing industry.Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts saying: "I have got to meet a bloke." Just hours later he was laying dead, in the middle of the road with blood pouring from five bullet wounds to his head and body.Racing in Australia has ... Read more

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  • Life As I Know It

    by Michelle Payne and 1 more

    Michelle Payne rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. She and her 100-to-1 local horse Prince of Penzance took the international racing world by surprise but hers was no overnight success story. Michelle was first put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to ride in the Melbourne Cup and win it. By seven she was doing track work. All of the ten Payne ... Read more

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  • The Best Australian Racing Stories

    From Archer to Makybe Diva

    by Jim Haynes

    Did you know that Jorrocks raced till the grand old age of 19? Or that Melbourne Cup - winner Grand Flaneur never lost a race? Or that Sunline was the top stakes-winning mare in the world in her day?The Best Australian Racing Stories is chock-a-block with the victories and tragedies of these amazing champions and many more. Insiders reveal fascinating stories of the rags-to-riches lives of Tony ... Read more

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  • The Sport of Queens

    An Autobiography

    by Dick Francis

    Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a ... Read more

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  • Pumper

    by Jim Cassidy

    'Just what you'd expect from the master horseman they called Pumper: cheeky, funny, brash, unrepentant...a rollicking good read.' Les CarlyonChampion Jockey Jim Cassidy is the ultimate 'colourful racing identity'.In a stellar 38-year career, 'The Pumper' won 104 Group 1 races, including two Melbourne Cups - the first in 1983 on Kiwi, a $1000 farm horse, where Cassidy came from dead-last to win; ... Read more

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  • What Are The Odds? The Bill Waterhouse Story

    by Bill Waterhouse

    The tell-all tale - on and off the track - of a legendary man and his extraordinary family.The Waterhouse name is synonymous with Australian horse racing and bookmaking. For the first time, the family’s patriarch, Bill Waterhouse, tells the story of his remarkable life ‘playing the odds’.Bill Waterhouse is a true Australian character who has spent a lifetime mixing it with the biggest names in ... Read more

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  • The Horse That Bart Built

    by Helen Thomas

    So You Think's incredible journey.As a youngster, So You Think caught the eye of Australia’s legendary trainer Bart Cummings. He liked the future he saw in his gangly frame, and soon, So You Think captivated Australasia with his rockstar good looks, his brilliance and strength.As a three-year-old, and at just his fifth race start, he led all the way to win the prestigious W.S. Cox Plate. A year ... Read more

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  • The Eighty Dollar Champion

    by Elizabeth Letts

    Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry's modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against ... Read more

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  • The Fine Cotton Fiasco

    by Peter Hoysted and 1 more

    Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong?In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how – through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck – the scheme ... Read more

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  • A Long Way from Wyandra

    My story - from the bush to Black Caviar

    by Peter Moody and 1 more

    The classic story of a boy from the bush who worked his way from outback Queensland all the way to Royal Ascot.As a kid growing up in tiny Wyandra, Peter Moody learned to ride almost before he could walk. Horses were part of life, and as a teenager working for local trainers he learned many lessons - some of them painful - as he built his understanding of them. A mate's introduction got him a ... Read more

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  • Peter Pan

    by Jessica Owers

    A wonderful, forgotten racing story set in The Great DepressionIn 1932, they said there would never be another Phar Lap. Yet within months there came a racehorse so wildly brilliant that he was instantly compared to the dead champion. He was Peter Pan.Within months of Phar Lap's death, Peter Pan had won the Melbourne Cup and then two years later, won it again - the first horse in 72 years to take ... Read more

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  • The Shearer's Colt

    by A. B. Banjo Paterson

    A classic horseracing tale from an Australian legend. Banjo Paterson is best remembered for his brilliant Australian bush poetry, but no less engaging are his warm and funny novels about Australian life. The Shearer's Colt is the story of Hilton Fitzroy, an upper-class Londoner trying to find his feet in the frontier state of Queensland. He falls into the job of 'seckitary' for Red Fred, a shearer ... Read more

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  • Winx: The authorised biography

    The full story of the world's best racehorse

    by Andrew Rule

    Winx joins Phar Lap and Bradman in the history books: a national sporting idol and the world's racehorse extraordinaire.4 COX PLATE VICTORIESThe only horse in history33 CONSECUTIVE WINSAustralian record holder25 GROUP 1 WINSWorld record holder'A deft writer with a sense of humour. It's Rule's access to the Winx camp that adds the X-factor.' Stephen Romei, The Australian'Superb' M... ... Read more

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  • High Stakes

    The rise of the Waterhouse dynasty

    by Paul Kennedy

    'This history of the Waterhouse dynasty is a cut above the field of racing books that burst from the barriers this time of year' - Sydney Morning HeraldDrama, glamour, scandal, success - and very high stakes. The story of Australia's best known horse racing family has it all.When it comes to racing, the name most Australians associate with the racetrack is Waterhouse. This is their compelling ... Read more

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  • Life As I Know It

    Updated Edition

    by Michelle Payne and 1 more

    In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. It will lift your spirits, stir your heart and give you courage.Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit with the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family, they all took on the daily demands of racehorses and a ... Read more

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  • Good Losers Die Broke

    A lifetime of tales from the track

    by Max Presnell

    Melbourne Mick Bartley wasn't big noting when he described 6000 in 1976 as toilet paper. To call him a punter wasn't sufficient. Nobody played horses better in roles as a commission agent, SP bookmaker and master architect of betting coups. But the punt giveth and the punt taketh away...From copy boy at the Sydney Sun to his current weekly column for Fairfax, Max Presnell has lived, breathed and ... Read more

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  • Australian Betting Bible

    by ET the Stats Man

    Millions of people gamble on sport and racing recreationally each year. Most of them lose money, only a very small number are successful. Those who are follow tried and proven methodologies and are strongly disciplined in their pursuit of profit. There are no quick rags to riches opportunities in gambling, but there are ways to maximise your profits and minimise your losses. We look at many of ... Read more

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  • Making it Happen

    The Autobiography

    by Carl Hester and 1 more

    Carl Hester is one of the greatest ever equestrians, leading Great Britain to Gold Medal victory at the London 2012 Olympics. In these vibrant memoirs, he tells the incredible story of the passion for horse-riding which revolutionised his life and made him the champion he is today.Carl grew up on the remote Channel Island of Sark, moving to the UK mainland at the age of 16 to work with horses, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Cactus Jack

    A Novel

    by Brad Smith

    **** A delight from paddock to finish line." --Booklist (STARRED REVIEW) **Brad Smith “rivals Elmore Leonard at his best” (Publishers Weekly). His latest novel, f****or fans of Richard Russo and Jane Smiley, is a terrific novel about a thirty-something single woman, the untried colt she inherits, a horse crazy little girl, and their band of misfits and has-beens who stick it to the establishment ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Life in Australia 1890 -- 1920

    Collected Prose, A.B. "Banjo" Paterson

    by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson

      This book provides you with more than 70 articles written by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson. These articles were published in various newspapers and magazines, over the period 1890 to 1920.   The collection covers most of the newsworthy events of that time, including The Boer War, and World War 1. Many of the articles are humorous, but most are quite serious; they delve into the politics of the time, and ... Read more

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  • Moods

    The Peter Moody Saga

    by Helen Thomas

    The remarkable story of a champion Aussie horsemanIn March 2016 Peter Moody, the man who took his ‘good mare’ Black Caviar to an unprecedented 25 straight victories, walked away from racing. Suspended for six months after he was found to have presented a horse on race day with an illegal level of cobalt in its system, the trainer made the drastic decision to close down his Caulfield stables ... Read more

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  • Subzero

    More than a Melbourne Cup Hero

    by Adam Crettenden

    The story of Subzero, one of the most popular horses in Australian history.This is more than a racing story. Sure, there is the breeder who took a punt on an untried stallion, the owners who thought they were buying a fast two-year-old, the trainer who was breaking records and the jockey whose career was resurrected by the promise of a young grey stayer.However, his Melbourne Cup victory became ... Read more

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