42 Days at the Races – A Punting Adventure by Helen Thomas


Title: 42 Days at the Races – A Punting Adventure
Author: Helen Thomas
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: 2008
Cover: Soft
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: N/A
Edition: 1st
Comments: Does a winner really stand out like a beacon in the mounting yard? Armed with a mighty purse of $20,000, punting hopeful Helen Thomas spent every day of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival on the punt … that’s 42 days of getting up at the crack of dawn for track work sessions, driving to the mid-week country meetings that lead in to the major events in the city, doing the form for hours the night before a big race, attending the ‘breeze-up’ sales for two-year-olds the morning after, and meeting and mixing with the colourful identities of the racetrack. And trying not to freak out about making the biggest bets of her life, learning to trust her instincts and going where fate would take her. Never more than a gallop away from a windfall or a nightmare, Helen Thomas’ story of living every punter’s dream is as vivid and fast-paced as a big race itself. As the horses thunder into the straight, will she cross the line a winner, or be tearing up betting slips in despair
Country: Australia
Pages: 290

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