Winx 2. Retired champion racehorse Career highlights: Considered the greatest racehorse of all time, with 33 consecutive race wins including 25 group wins Famous for: Bringing racing commentator Bruce McAvaney to climax multiple times ...
Author: The Betoota Advocate
Publisher: Pan Australia
Category: Social Science
A guide to The Betoota Advocate's most memorable slang, nicknames and sayings. The Betoota Advocate prides itself as not only Australia's oldest newspaper, but also its most ardent documenter of our nation's ever-changing language. Betoota-isms is a deep dive into Australian culture, invention and creativity with a complete record of 'English' as it is used from the Member's Box of the MCG to the change rooms of the Betoota Dolphins rugby league club. Discover the meaning of the Michelle Pfeiffer (the Pfizer). Identify, with confidence, our nation's leaders: Scotty from Marketing, Dictator Dan and Hot Mess Gladys. Ask your mate to pick you up a Bachelor's Handbag and some bread rolls on his next run to Coles. As authoritative as the Macquarie Dictionary and as exhaustive as a Fortitude Valley pub crawl, Betoota-isms is your one-stop guide to the grandeur of the great Australian vernacular.
The book also presents a fresh look at the controversies, reaffirming that there were no bullets in the gun and that neither the Americans nor arsenic were responsible for his death.
Author: Geoff Armstrong
Publisher: Stoke Hill Press
Every champion Australian racehorse since 1930 - from Bernborough and Tulloch to Black Caviar and Winx - has been called 'the best since the Phar Lap'. So will the next record breaker, because Phar Lap captured the imagination of the sporting public like no other thoroughbred ever has or ever will. This was in part because of his remarkable backstory, featuring a battling trainer named Harry Telford and a knockabout young strapper, Tommy Woodcock, who built a relationship with Phar Lap that was second to none. It was also because of the mysteries that surrounded the legendary horse. Did gangsters really try to shoot him on the eve of the Melbourne Cup? Who or what killed Phar Lap?This revised and updated edition has all the answers. It explains why the horse cost a pittance as a yearling, was a laughing-stock when it first raced, but became unbeatable. The racing authorities tried to stop him; the desperate punters of the Great Depression loved him. The book also presents a fresh look at the controversies, reaffirming that there were no bullets in the gun and that neither the Americans nor arsenic were responsible for his death. As Winx was winning 33 races straight from 2015 to 2018, everyone kept asking: 'Could she have beaten Phar Lap?' Here, the authors - whom revered racing writer Max Presnell has described as 'renowned Pharlapophiles' - compare the two Immortals from every angle, setting up the ultimate match race.
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