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42 Days at the Races
Diehard punter Helen Thomas accepts the dream challenge of betting with someone else's money, and spending every day of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival on the punt.
A Fine Place to Daydream
Experience the sheer thrill and joy of National Hunt racing as an American novelist follows a select group of leading horses and their Irish trainers on their annual pilgrimage to the Cheltenham Festival.
A Horse's Thought - A Journey into Honest Horsemanship - PB
A Horse’s Thought, A Journey into Honest Horsemanship, is an extremely rare written glimpse into implementing the teachings of renowned clinician, Harry Whitney.
A Year on the Punt - PB
This is the outcome of a years journey through the remote and also mainstream country carnivals that have etched their place in our cultural history, a history that is fast disappearing under the march of modern commercialism.
Aboriginal Stars of the Turf: Jockeys of Australian Racing History 2nd Ed
John Maynard comes from both Aboriginal and racing backgrounds. He knows first hand that the premise that there had been very few Aboriginal riders is far from the truth.
Aintree Grand National Meeting, The - HB
Aintree has been a race venue for a very long time and will continue to thrill its visitors for many years to come.
Angel Horses - Divine Messengers of Hope
The deep soul commection between horses and humans has long been celebrated in song and myth.
At the Track 2: More Amazing True Racing Stories from Around the World - PB
Following the best-selling duo that brought you Off the Track comes At the Track – a romp of intrigue, fascination, failures and great track triumphs.
Australian Light Horse - HB
'The horses were not stopping. They could smell the water now and were coming straight for them.'
Belair Stud: The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing - PB
From their opening in 1740 through the 1955 closing, Belair Stud Farm became known as one of the most important stables in American racing.
Believe: A Horsemans Journey - Buck Brannaman - PB
In the sequel to The Faraway Horses, the author, a real-life "horse whisperer" presents new stories of success achieved by both people and horses and the sense of hope that he helps instill in the riders and horses with whom he works.
Between the Reins - PB
Equestrian journalist and author, Tom Moates, is back with more chronicles of his earnest attempts to improve his horsemanship skills with the tolerant guidance of renowned horsemanship clinician, Harry Whitney.
Big Horse, The
An insider's look at the 2003 racing season at Saratoga Racecourse considers the impact of the book and film "Seabiscuit," the scandals that implicated the New York Racing Association, the unexpected rise of Funny Cide, and other events.
Bill the Bastard: The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse - PB
An epic yarn based on the true story of a great Australian war horse who rode with bravery and valour at Gallipoli, the desert campaigns of Egypt, and Palestine.
Black Caviar Illustrated (Updated Version) - HB
The return of the best-selling Black Caviar book, now updated with three new chapters.
Black Caviar: A Celebration of Australia's Greatest Racehorse (Unauthorised) - PB
Possessing a unique combination of brilliance, perfect motion and an aura of invincibility, Black Caviar has taken the racing world by storm. With every race and with every powerful yet graceful showing, her legend only continues to grow.
Broken: A Love Story
A Woman's Journey Toward Redemption on the Wind River Indian Reservation. At a dusty corral on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she met Stanford Addison, a Northern Arapaho who seemed to transform everything around him.
Chasing the Rodeo
On wild rides and big dreams, hearts broken and broken bones, and one man's search for the West!
Chosen By A Horse
When Susan Richards agrees to take on one of the abused horses just rescued by the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a new chapter opens in her turbulent life.
In this heartwarming sequel to 'Chosen by a Horse', Susan Richards tells how your life can change completely in one moment...
Cross-Country with Blyth Tait - HB
A picture-by-picture masterclass on how to jump the wide variety of fences and obstacles that can typically be found on today's cross-country courses...
Cup, The - PB
The remarkable story of the 2002 Melbourne Cup, and Damien Oliver's triump on Media Puzzle.
Devils on Horses - HB
Reunited with their horses in Egypt after the shattering experience of Gallipoli (a story recounted in Terry Kinloch's earlier book, Echoes of Gallipoli), the Anzac mounted riflemen and light horsemen were initially charged with the defence of the Suez Canal.......
Driving - HB
The focal point of interest is the art of driving for pleasure and the relationship between man, the carriage, and the driving horse.
Drovers - PB
From the High Country to the Outback, there are extraordinary stories of the men and women who have travelled across Australia behind mobs of cattle, sheep and horses. These quiet achievers, of every race and creed, forged an Australian legend.
Droving Down the Cooper - A Saddlemaker's Yarn - PB
“Let’s go bush,” said Big Nev, and that sparked a journey for two adventurous city kids spellbound by Banjo Paterson’s poems about horses and men and the Australian outback.
Eclipse - PB
The story of the rogue, the madam and the horse that changed racing. The true story of the horse who won every race he entered, and went on to become the most famous racehorse in history.
Educating Alice - PB
"A girlfriend should know her place, Alice. First comes the mates, then the ute, then his hat, dogs, horses and last of all the girlfriend. Get that right and you might just stick around. Try to jump the queue and you're history."
Fair Girls And Grey Horses - PB
This charming, nostalgic memoir offers a glimpse into the lives of three remarkable sisters who went on to become household names to a generation of readers.
Faraway Horses, The: Buck Brannaman - PB
The Faraway Horses, now adapted as the award winning major motion picture BUCK, is Buck Brannaman's richly textured and stunning account of his life from an abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses.
Flat Racing and British Society 1790 - 1914
This is the first detailed study of the formative period of flat racing between 1790 and 1914.
For the Love of Horses
Three sisters and their unforgettable journeys to tame and rescue New Zealand's wild Kaimanawa horses. For the Love of Horses is a heartfelt story with humble beginnings in rural NZ.
Forgotten Men: Australian Army Veterinary Corps 1909-1946 - HB
Forgotten Men is the long overdue account of the significant contribution to the Australian Army of the Australian Army Veterinary Corps in two world wars.
Further Along the Trail - PB
Equestrian author and journalist, Tom Moates, returns with more lively and thought provoking adventures in his ongoing odyssey to improve his horsemanship with the patient teaching of his mentor and friend, celebrated horsemanship clinician, Harry Whitney.
Ghost Horse, The - PB
The Ghost Horse is the inspiring true tale of a one-eyed, clubfooted thoroughbred racehorse and a journeyman trainer, Tim Snyder, who scraped together every penny he had to purchase the broken and unwanted filly.
Go Down to the Beaten : Tales of the Grand National - HB
This is the magnetic appeal of the Grand National - by those who didn't win it...and one who did.
Going Somewhere - PB
Tom Moates continues his journey into better horsemanship with the patient guidance of his mentor and friend, renowned clinician, Harry Whitney, in this fourth book of the series, which follows A Horse’s Thought, Between the Reins, and Further Along the Trail.
Good Luck and Good Punting - Ken Callander
For over 45 years, Ken Callander's been involved in horse racing as a journalist, TV and radio commenter, punter, bookmaker and owner - it's been his passion as well as his career.
Great Australian Horse Stories - PB
Life in the saddle - from wild brumbies of the high country to trusty stock horses of the outback and from drovers to dressage riders - a collection of heart-warming tales for horse-lovers.
Great Working Horse Stories
Funny, familar and deeply moving, these true stories of Australian working horses stretch over three generations and every part of our continent.