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            Rough Magic: Riding the world's wildest horse race. A Richard and Judy Book Club pick

            Rough Magic: Riding the world's wildest horse race. A Richard and Judy Book Club pick (Paperback)

            By Prior-Palmer, Lara

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            LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL PRIZE 2019 'Such an addictive and likeable book...One of this year's best memoirs' The Telegraph 'It's the resistance to the obvious narratives that makes Rough Magic so appealing: the book undermines lazy women-in-the-wilderness tropes at every tu...rn.' Sarah Moss, Guardian 'A heroic take beautifully told' TLS 'Rough Magic is transporting, beguiling and terrifically entertaining' Daily Mail The Mongol Derby is the world's toughest horse race. A feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the people of Genghis Khan, competitors ride 25 horses across a distance of 1000km. Many riders don't make it to the finish line. In 2013 Lara Prior-Palmer - nineteen, underprepared but seeking the great unknown - decided to enter the race. Driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses, she raced for seven days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she found she had nothing to lose, and tore through the field with her motley crew of horses. In one of the Derby's most unexpected results, she became the youngest-ever champion and the first woman to win the race. A tale of adventure, fortitude and poetry, Rough Magic is the extraordinary story of one young woman's encounter with oblivion, and herself.
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            ISBN 9781785038860
            Released NZ 16 Oct 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual 2021 48th edition
               

            New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual 2021 48th edition (Hardback, 48th edition)

            By Rodley, Aidan

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Jan 22

            After a two-year hiatus, the Racing Annual is back. Marking 50 years since the first Racing Annual was published, the 2021 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual highlights another memorable turf season. Edited by well-known racing broadcaster and writer Aidan Rodley, this year's... Racing Annual covers off all the major events of the 2020-21 season in a 134-page hardcover, glossy-paged edition, stylishly laid-out by distinguished editorial designer Ken Emery. Accompanied by dynamic photography, we've reviewed all of New Zealand's major carnivals and shone the spotlight on our champions, both equine and human, flat and jumping, home and abroad. This volume will be a highly-sought after addition to any racing aficionado's bookshelf or coffee table, no doubt alongside many a past edition. Backed by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Te Akau Racing, Cambridge Stud, New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing and New Zealand Bloodstock, the 2021 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual will be available from late November.
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            ISBN 9780473591205
            Published NZ 31 Jan 2022
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual
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            Chance

            Chance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rule, Andrew

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            All his life, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Rule has watched the heroes and villains of racing: dreamers and schemers, winners and losers, horses and riders. In Chance, he distils the daring, the desperation and danger of the track into a bravura account of some of A...ustralian racing's most famous and infamous moments, its celebrations and its secrets, the grittiness of the gambling life behind the glitz and glamour. With an ear for the colloquial, the humorous and the absurd, and an eye for physical bravery and financial folly, Rule shows how racing still defines part of the Australian character. Here are stories of those who set the odds and those who take them, of miraculous wins, 'plunges' planned more carefully than bank robberies, of tricky trainers, reckless jockeys and bold bookmaking dynasties. From the master farrier who fixes a lame horse's feet and lands a fortune, to the broke punter who turns loose change into the price of a house in a few crowded hours, to the tycoon who takes down the Waterhouses for a million bucks. Tough and tender and darkly funny, these stories transcend the gaming industry they call the sport of kings.
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            ISBN 9781760987718
            Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            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 14 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dream Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance - the Allotment Horse who Became a Champion

            Dream Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance - the Allotment Horse who Became a Champion (Paperback)

            By Vokes, Janet

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            The heart-warming, moving story of an ordinary Welsh woman who dreamed of training a racehorse and Dream Alliance, the horse who defied the odds to become a champion.

            ISBN 9781509886043
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Leap of Faith: The New Autobiography

            Leap of Faith: The New Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dettori, Frankie

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            Sporting genius, icon and legend, Frankie Dettori, shares his remarkable life story in his most personal autobiography to date.

            ISBN 9780008465476
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Leap of Faith: The New Autobiography
             

            Leap of Faith: The New Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Dettori, Frankie

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Feb 22

            Sporting genius, icon and legend, Frankie Dettori, shares his remarkable life story in his most personal autobiography to date.

            ISBN 9780008465469
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Phar Lap: A True Legend

            Phar Lap: A True Legend (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Reason, Michael

            Phar Lap is one of Australia's best-loved icons. The story of the gangly foal who became one of the greatest racehorses ever has captured Australians hearts for generations. Phar Lap: A True Legend, written by museum curator Michael Reason, has delighted and informed readers for ...the last five years.
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            ISBN 9780980619010
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2009
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            My Year of the Racehorse: Falling in Love with the Sport of Kings

            My Year of the Racehorse: Falling in Love with the Sport of Kings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chong, Kevin

            Kevin Chong has grand plans. He draws up a to-do list of major milestones that will give him the life he always wanted--and the life that will inspire awe and envy in his friends. Things like settling down and starting a family; learning a foreign language; getting a tattoo. But ...these grand plans go out the window when Chong makes an unconventional decision: he's going to buy a racehorse. Not the whole thing--he'll become part--owner of the horse. Just don't ask him which part. Thus Chong meets Blackie, the racehorse that will win his heart, even if she doesn't always win on the track. He meets Rosie, the cantankerous and foul-mouthed horse trainer with a heart of gold. He meets an assorted array of characters who work, live and drink at the track--and, one by one, the items on his to-do list are crossed out and replaced with horse-related ambitions. His goals are a bit more humble (cussing like a track worker replaces learning a foreign language), but his life has gained new meaning. The story is infused with the noise, excitement and faded glamour of the horse-racing world. It is strewn with fascinating tidbits about the history and tradition of this venerable sport. It is laced with Chong's characteristic blistering wit. And, ultimately, it is the very moving tale of a young man's discovery that a meaningful life can arise from the most unexpected of circumstances.
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            ISBN 9781553655206
            Released NZ 24 Apr 2012
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            A Fine Place to Daydream: Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish

            A Fine Place to Daydream: Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barich, Bill

            Originally published in slightly different form by Collins Willow...London, 2005 --T.p. verso.

            ISBN 9781634505499
            Released NZ 27 Oct 2015
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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