Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest

Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race The four days preceding the infamousMelbourne Cup are retold in this thrilling account When Phar Lap, a celebrated racehorse, generated unprecedented excitement among the public, bookmakers were filled with dread a victory for the favorite would cost them enormously In an incident ripped from a gangster movie, a gunman tried to shoot Phar Lap on a quiet suburban street With his life in danger and those closest to him terrified, the champion was spirited away to a secret location while one of the city s most celebrated detectives searched for the culprits Even an hour before the jump, Phar Lap s whereabouts remained a mystery, and when he finally arrived at the track, the huge crowd cheered him on Research from horseracing experts and through interviews with eyewitnesses make up this chronicle of the tremendous race in this gripping sports history


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    27 10 So my local library set us a challenge to read a horse related book and write a review of it My personal challenge was to find a horse related book that I was likely to enjoy, and review it, I usually need to have some possibility of enjoying the book because I find it much easier to write a thorough review of a book if I ve enjoyed reading it first Melb


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