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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

    $5.54 AUD

  • Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

    Conversations with Horses in Their Language

    by Sharon Wilsie

    Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • How to Think Like a Horse

    The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

    by Cherry Hill

    In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • 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

    $12.42 AUD

  • My Animals and Other Family

    by Clare Balding

    My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding is a funny, brave, tender story of self-discovery'I had spent most of my childhood thinking I was a dog, and suspect I had aged in dog years. By the time I was ten I had discovered the pain of unbearable loss. I had felt joy and jealousy. Most important of all, I knew how to love and how to let myself be loved. All these things I learnt through animals. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Easily Despook Your Horse In A Way It Understands Using Herd Dynamics And Its Natural Instincts

    by Marv Walker

    Spooking is the number one email subject that comes to me as an equine problem practitioner from people around the world with horse problems. The number one DVD of my entire inventory people order is my Despooking DVD.Spooking is the number one horse problem because it is so deeply ingrained in horses. Spooking and horses go together like quacking and ducks.Spooking is unpredictable and when its ... Read more

    $3.77 AUD

  • 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

    $17.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Dream Horse Mysteries Boxed Set

    by Candace Carrabus

    Awarded the 2020 "IPPY" Silver Medal for Series by Independent Publisher!Jump in the saddle for a fun but bumpy ride!Few will hire competitive rider, Viola Parker, since the famous jumper, Wastrel, crashed to his death with her aboard. Not only that, her attitude just landed her out of work…again. She can barely afford her whipped-cream-in-a-can addiction.Now, before she's thirty, she must keep a ... Read more

    $12.41 AUD

  • Racing into Trouble

    by Maggie Dana

    series Timber Ridge Riders #2
    Timber Ridge Riders: Book 2 Ages: 9-13 Ever since Kate McGregor arrived at Timber Ridge Stables, Angela Dean has been making trouble. Maybe she’s angry because Kate’s a better rider than she is, or maybe she’s jealous because Kate’s the only one who’s allowed to ride Buccaneer, the barn’s willful new horse. To further complicate matters, a new girl—Jennifer West—moves into the neighborhood, and ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • 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

    $7.99 AUD

  • Step-by-Step Equine Massage

    Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-2776

    by Cherry Baldridge and 1 more

    Relieve Soreness, Improve Flexibility, and Keep Your Horse SoundDoes your horse have a nagging soreness that won't go away? Does a mystery lameness come and go without obvious cause? Has your horse's performance deteriorated over the past few months? Do you want to prevent these problems from happening? If your answer is yes, then equine massage can help!Massage therapy is an excellent tool for ... Read more

    $5.93 AUD

  • Chasing Dreams

    by Maggie Dana

    series Timber Ridge Riders
    Series: Timber Ridge Riders--Book Five Ages: 9-13 Now that she has the horse of her dreams, Kate McGregor’s next dream is to live in Vermont near her best friend, Holly Chapman. She wants to ride for the Timber Ridge team and attend high school with Holly. But Kate's father has other plans. He wants Kate to sell Tapestry and move 2,000 miles away. So does Angela Dean. She will stop at nothing to ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Wish Upon a Horse

    by Maggie Dana

    series Timber Ridge Riders
    Series: Timber Ridge Riders--Book Four Ages: 9-13 More than anything in the world, Kate McGregor wants a horse of her own, but the pitiful mare she rescues from the dog-food factory is hardly the horse of her dreams. Still, Kate's betting that one day her scruffy horse will be a champion. Together they'll win blue ribbons. They'll beat Angela Dean once and for all, despite the fact that Angela's ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • What Every Horse Should Know

    A Training Guide to Developing a Confident and Safe Horse

    by Cherry Hill

    Train your horse to embrace a life around humans. Focusing on developing the skills vital for every domesticated horse, this guide stresses the importance of creating an atmosphere where both trainer and horse can overcome fear and cultivate mutual respect. With a series of tests to gauge your horse’s knowledge and training exercises to enrich and strengthen your horse’s comfort around people, you ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

    $14.29 AUD

  • Making Michael

    Inside the Career of Michael Jackson

    by Mike Smallcombe

    MAKING MICHAEL delves deep inside the career of one of the most successful, enigmatic and controversial entertainers of all time: Michael Jackson. Side-stepping sensationalism, journalist Mike Smallcombe enters unchartered territory as he takes you behind the scenes to reveal the real Jackson, a man few people ever got to know. Interviewing over sixty of Jackson’s associates including managers, ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Almost Perfect

    by Maggie Dana

    series Timber Ridge Riders
    Kate McGregor and her best friend Holly Chapman share the same dream. They want to qualify for the annual Festival of Horses where scouts from the United States Equestrian Team will be on the lookout for promising young riders. Pushed by her relentless mother, Angela Dean has the same dream, which means the girls are locked in a fierce competition to determine who will represent Timber Ridge at ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD