Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race por Geoff Armstrong

Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race por Geoff Armstrong

Titulo del libro: Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race

Autor: Geoff Armstrong

Número de páginas: 228 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: November 1, 2005

ISBN: 1741147506

Editor: Allen & Unwin

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Geoff Armstrong con Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race

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...