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            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion
              

            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion (Paperback)

            By Linnett, Ken

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            Rough Habit An Unlikely Champion is a tale that captures the essence of horse racing - from dreaming to inspiration, to luck good and bad, to fortunes and reputations made. It's the story not just of an unexpected champion horse, but of those who took him to greatness. Rough Habi...t is one in the long line of New Zealand-bred champions who have crossed the Tasman and become dominant figures in Australian racing - think Rising Fast, Redcraze, Kiwi, Bonecrusher and Sunline. Like so many before him, Rough Habit came from humble beginnings, bred as little more than a hobby, via a free service, to an unfashionable imported sire, Rough Cast, from the unraced mare Certain Habit. The resultant colt's stature suggested that the experiment was doomed to fail. His breeder, Isabell Roddick, said of Rough Habit, the foal: He was...probably not the best looking, but I didn't think he was as hideous as he's been made out to be. He was a very small horse. But looks don't tell you if they're going to win a race. Win races he did, 11 of them at Group 1 level, behind only the mighty Sunline for wins at the highest level. He became a cult hero in Brisbane, winning two Stradbroke Handicaps and a record three Doomben Cups. Telling his story in full for the first time is Ken Linnett, winner of the 2018 Bill Whittaker Award for the best book on horse racing in Australia and New Zealand, for his story on Tulloch, the champion of the 1950s and '60s. Linnett has applied the same forensic attention that made Tulloch such a critical and commercial success, to the story of Rough Habit.
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            ISBN 9781743796597
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him
             

            Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cooper, Simon

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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 20

            In horse racing greatness is defined by speed. Being the second fastest counts for little. You have to win. And win. And keep winning until every challenger of your generation is put to the sword. Of the twelve horses lined up on Newmarket Heath that 2011 day, one would do just t...hat. And more. To become the greatest racehorse that has ever lived.
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            ISBN 9780008307042
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse: 6 Fundamentals of Training Horses--And Yourself

            Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse: 6 Fundamentals of Training Horses--And Yourself (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rashid, Mark

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            Learn the underlying principles of speaking both horse and human from an internationally acclaimed horseman. Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse describes celebrated horse trainer Mark Rashid's experiences with one special--and especially challenging--horse named Buck. Mark finds tha...t Buck's unique personality teaches him a wealth of information ab
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            ISBN 9781510750906
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Truth or Mare

            Truth or Mare (Paperback)

            By Hapka, Catherine

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            An original story about the Netflix show Free Rein. Includes an 8-page full-colour insert packed with photos from the television show.

            ISBN 9781338592269
            Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Free Rein
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            Complete Horse Riding Manual
             

            Complete Horse Riding Manual (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By Micklem, William

            • RRP: $60.00
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            Suitable for horse riders of all ages and all abilities, this book guides you through every stage of the riding process from the first time in the saddle to mastering advanced riding skills. It includes dressage, show jumping, cross country and young horse training as well as how... to find and develop your ultimate horse.
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            ISBN 9781405392754
            Released NZ 22 Feb 2012
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Last Jump
              

            Last Jump (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benney, Elizabeth

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            Author Elizabeth Benney was a brat of a child. She's completely candid about it - self-centered, perverse, willful, obstinate ...living for her one passionate obsession - horses. It's a life-story that at last faces up to what we must all confront, that's if we're lucky enough to... live long enough. What will it be, in our own advancing years, which we will be forced to give up, forever? Will she ever learn to say 'No more'? Liz Benney portrays her day-to-day life running of their New England horse farm, and the many return visits to her own country, New Zealand. Then there are her accounts of her girlhood, her forays into the Antarctic and into deepest China, and her extraordinary capacity for attracting memorable characters. Throughout it all is the foundation of her marriage to 'rock solid' Kiwi mathematician Dave, her family and friends and the undying 'can do' spirit of her pioneering New Zealand forbears. Michael Korda, publisher, editor and bestselling author (his biography of T.E. Lawrence) has said: 'I enjoyed reading this story very much. It is funny, sometimes sad, and full of great stories, exactly what a memoir should be.'
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            ISBN 9781877340314
            Published NZ 16 Sep 2011
            Publisher Cape Catley
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Fearless: The life of adventurer, equestrian and endurance rider Chloe Phillips-Harris
              

            Fearless: The life of adventurer, equestrian and endurance rider Chloe Phillips-Harris (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Phillips-Harris, Chloe

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            "Kiwi equestrian Chloe Phillips-Harris shares her story of growing up in rural Northland, living on the breadline with her single mother, working endless hours in a dressage barn, competing at the highest levels of eventing, training wild Kaimanawa stallions, saving working anima...ls in Arab Spring Egypt, working in India and Fiji on horse welfare, and competing in the world's most gruelling horse race, the 1000-kilometre Mongolian Derby."--Provided by publisher.
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            ISBN 9781775541394
            Published NZ 18 Feb 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race

            Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race (Paperback)

            By Askwith, Richard

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            Their mission: to crush - yet again - the subhuman Slavs . In the background are forces - sexism, class hatred, nationalism - whose shadows darken today's world too. In the foreground are eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys - and a race so brutal that some c...onsider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity.
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            ISBN 9781784708405
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion

            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By McDougall, Christopher

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            Christopher McDougall's new running partner, Sherman, is ill-tempered, obstinate, and often so uncooperative that Christopher leads him with a rope. Sherman is also a donkey. After rescuing Sherman from a neglectful owner and almost certain death, Christopher McDougall plunges in...to the world of Burro Racing -- running a marathon accompanied by a Donkey. His aim is to rehabilitate Sherman, to give him purpose, and to participate in the World Championship Pack Burro Race in Fairplay, Colorado, where Burro Racing was invented. But along the way, as McDougall learns how to care for his new companion and meets the men and women who have fallen in love with Burro Racing, he discovers how working with animals can teach profound lessons about what it means to be human.
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            ISBN 9781788162272
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl'

            Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl' (Paperback)

            By Payne, Michelle; Harms, John

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            In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. Michelle was put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup, and at thirty she rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup.

            ISBN 9780522876024
            Published NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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