The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories free pdf 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 meeting 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...Jim Haynes lives ten minutes' walk from Randwick Racecourse and his favourite television channel is Thoroughbred Central...

About Jim Haynes

Jim Haynes lives in Sydney's Moore Park so he can walk to Randwick Race Course. He has travelled far and wide to meet and interview the people whose stories make up his books. Before becoming a professional entertainer, song writer and verse writer in 1988, Jim taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again. He is the author of many Great Australian titles, including most recently Australia's Best Unknown Stories and Best Australian Yarns.

Details Book

Author : Jim Haynes
Publisher : Allen
Data Published : 01 December 2015
ISBN : 1925266974
EAN : 9781925266979
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 608 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Great Australian Outback Police Stories free pdfGreat Australian Outback Police Stories

    Yarns and memories that capture the experience of policing in the bush. gathered by the inimitable Bill 'Swampy' Marsh. bestselling author of GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLYING DOCTOR STORIES and GREAT AUSTRALIAN CWA STORIES..


  • Great Australian Motorcycle Stories free pdfGreat Australian Motorcycle Stories

    A bumper collection of yarns from motorcyclist enthusiasts around Australia. Get out on the highway and into this new collection of all-Australian motorcycle stories - the latest addition to ABC Books' bestselling Great Australian series..


  • Great Australian Motorcycle Stories free pdfGreat Australian Motorcycle Stories

    A bumper collection of yarns from motorcyclist enthusiasts around Australia. Get out on the highway and into this new collection of all-Australian motorcycle stories - the latest addition to ABC Books' bestselling Great Australian series..


  • When Horse Racing Was Horse Racing free pdfWhen Horse Racing Was Horse Racing

    Remember the legendary racehorses of yesteryear. The famous jockeys. the colourful trainers. and the many other great characters of the sport. Remember a time when the whole country would come to a virtual standstill for great events like the Derby and the Grand National..


  • Great Australian Bushfire Stories free pdfGreat Australian Bushfire Stories

    A collection of remarkable stories from all around Australia that tell of the country's fiercest natural phenomenon: the bushfire. Some stories are funny. some tragic and some courageous..


  • The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories free pdfThe Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

    Read Books Free App. 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