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Melbourne Cup 1930 By Peter Thompson

Melbourne Cup 1930 by Peter Thompson

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When Phar Lap, a celebrated racehorse, generated unprecedented excitement among the public, the bookies were filled with dread - victory for the favourite would cost them plenty. This is the story of the events surrounding the infamous Melbourne Cup Race of 1930.

Melbourne Cup 1930 Summary

Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race by Peter Thompson

This is a gripping true life drama, based on research from horseracing experts and eyewitnesses to the infamous events. The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most famous horserace, and Phar Lap its most celebrated winner. This is the full story of the fascinating events surrounding the now infamous Melbourne Cup Race of 1930. When Phar Lap, a celebrated racehorse, generated unprecedented excitement among the public, the bookies were filled with dread - victory for the favourite would cost them plenty. He'd have to be stopped, whatever the cost. In an incident worthy of a gangster movie, gunmen tried to shoot the horse on a quiet suburban street. With his life in danger, the champion was spirited away, only returning as the race was about to start. Nothing - it appeared - could stop Phar Lap now...

About Peter Thompson

Geoff Armstrong and Peter Thompson are co-authors of the bestselling Phar Lap also from Allen & Unwin.

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NPB9781741147506
9781741147506
1741147506
Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race by Peter Thompson
New
Hardback
Allen & Unwin
20051101
228
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