Chance by Andrew Rule

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Chance by Andrew Rule

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All his life, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Rule has watched the heroes and villains of racing: dreamers and schemers, winners and losers, horses and riders.

In Chance, he distils the daring, the desperation and danger of the track into a bravura account of some of Australian racing's most famous and infamous moments, its celebrations and its secrets, the grittiness of the gambling life behind the glitz and glamour.

With an ear for the colloquial, the humorous and the absurd, and an eye for physical bravery and financial folly, Rule shows how racing still defines part of the Australian character.

Here are stories of those who set the odds and those who take them, of miraculous wins, 'plunges' planned more carefully than bank robberies, of tricky trainers, reckless jockeys and bold bookmaking dynasties. From the master farrier who fixes a lame horse's feet and lands a fortune, to the broke punter who turns loose change into the price of a house in a few crowded hours, to the tycoon who takes down the Waterhouses for a million bucks.
Article Number:
180151
Author:
Andrew Rule
Brand Name:
Macmillan
ISBN:
9781760987718
Number of Pages:
368
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.8 cm
Product Height:
23.3 cm
Product Weight:
0.46 kg
Product Width:
15.4 cm
Published:
31.08.2021
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Release Date:
Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 AEST 2021
Product details
All his life, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Rule has watched the heroes and villains of racing: dreamers and schemers, winners and losers, horses and riders.

In Chance, he distils the daring, the desperation and danger of the track into a bravura account of some of Australian racing's most famous and infamous moments, its celebrations and its secrets, the grittiness of the gambling life behind the glitz and glamour.

With an ear for the colloquial, the humorous and the absurd, and an eye for physical bravery and financial folly, Rule shows how racing still defines part of the Australian character.

Here are stories of those who set the odds and those who take them, of miraculous wins, 'plunges' planned more carefully than bank robberies, of tricky trainers, reckless jockeys and bold bookmaking dynasties. From the master farrier who fixes a lame horse's feet and lands a fortune, to the broke punter who turns loose change into the price of a house in a few crowded hours, to the tycoon who takes down the Waterhouses for a million bucks.
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Article Number:
180151
Author:
Andrew Rule
Brand Name:
Macmillan
ISBN:
9781760987718
Number of Pages:
368
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.8 cm
Product Height:
23.3 cm
Product Weight:
0.46 kg
Product Width:
15.4 cm
Published:
31.08.2021
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Release Date:
Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 AEST 2021