By Jim Haynes
The most sensible Australian Racing tales is chock-a-block with the victories and tragedies of those extraordinary champions and plenty of extra. Insiders exhibit attention-grabbing tales of the rags-to-riches lives of Tony Santic, Bart Cummings and T.J. Smith. a few of Australia's most interesting writers, similar to Banjo Paterson, C.J. Dennis and Les Carlyon, inform tall stories and precise of the racing existence from Australia's earliest colonial instances to the current day. Nat Gould, Jim Haynes, Bruce Montgomerie, Crackers Keenan etc proportion relocating stories, attractive yarns and laughs galore, making sure that the coat-tuggers, touts and urgers are by no means faraway from view and that the good characters of the tune survive.
Whether you're a racing tragic, a lover of horses or a two-bob, once-a-year punter, you are going to love this horseracing social gathering that ripples with the entire laughter, romance, heartbreak and humanity of the game of kings.
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