The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories: Great Tales of the Turf from Jorrocks to Black Caviar (Paperback)

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The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories: Great Tales of the Turf from Jorrocks to Black Caviar (Paperback)

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Jim Haynes loves the sport of kings nearly as much as he loves bush yarns, and in this volume he brings these two great loves together in the biggest book of Australian racing stories ever. Full of tall tales and true, laughter, romance and heartbreak, and chock-a-block with the best Australian racing stories, verses, and yarns, Jim tells of the great champions, the tragedies, and the unique characters (equine and human) of the track. Then there are the famous races, the touts and urgers, rorts, betting-ring battles, and country race meeting where anything can happen.
Jim Haynes is one of Australia's most successful and prolific authors. Before becoming a professional entertainer, songwriter, verse writer and singer in 1988, he taught writing, literature, history, and drama. While teaching he gained two masters' degrees in literature, from New England University and the University of Wales. He is the author of bestselling books on trucking, railways, aviation, horse racing, and the sea.
Product Details ISBN: 9781925266979
ISBN-10: 1925266974
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Academic
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 512
Language: English