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            Elite: a Contemporary History of Group One Racing in New Zealand
               

            Elite: a Contemporary History of Group One Racing in New Zealand (Hardback)

            By Rodley, Aidan

            • RRP: $55.99
            • $55.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 22

            Elite is a monumental new history book of elite horseracing in New Zealand. A seminal 360-page publication compiled by respected broadcaster, journalist and author Aidan Rodley, Elite - A Contemporary History of Group One Racing in New Zealand achieves a momentous new benchmark ...in documenting the greatest modern turf performers and performances. Elite showcases our premier racing from the introduction of the Group and Listed classifications in 1978 to the present day, with a focus on more recent history, listing winners and compiling key statistics relating to each of New Zealand's 20 Group One races. As well as an overview of each race, Elite has an unabridged Group One statistics section, ensuring this is a must-have book for New Zealand racing fans and aficionados alike. This hardcover, glossy-paged coffee table-style volume is produced to the highest possible quality and retails at $59.90. This is Rodley's fourth book published by Gold Plated Publishing Ltd after Where Champions Are Born (2014), Champions Of Waikato Business (2016) and the 2021 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual, while he also penned a 10-year-old update to Sir Patrick Hogan's biography, Give A Man A Horse. In kind, Sir Patrick offers his view on this venture in his foreword to the book. Featuring dynamic photography sourced chiefly through Racing Images and Trish Dunell, Elite has utilised the design flair of Ken Emery to bring the pages to life. While jam-packed with statistics and summaries from New Zealand's best races, Elite is visually-arresting, images of champions coming alive to spark the reader's senses. Elite is the new bible of Group One racing in New Zealand, an obligatory reference point and a fresh, authoritative standard on the subject.
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            ISBN 9780473566029
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2022
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Chance

            Chance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rule, Andrew

            • RRP: $39.99
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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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            New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual 2021 48th edition
              

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

            By Rodley, Aidan

            • RRP: $27.99
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            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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            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

            • RRP: $30.00
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            My Story
             

            My Story (Paperback)

            By Dettori, Frankie

            • RRP: $25.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 30

            The greatest personality in horse racing tells tales from the weighing room and beyond

            ISBN 9781471102097
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2030
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Inside Ballydoyle
             

            Inside Ballydoyle (Hardback)

            By O'Brien, Annemarie; Walsh, David

            • RRP: $55.00
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            Under the mastership of Aidan O'Brien, Ballydoyle has become the Mecca of thoroughbred horse training. Now, for the first time, readers can explore the legendary stables which have produced champions such as Yeats, Galileo and the Rock of Gibraltar.

            ISBN 9781844882397
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            The Jumping Game: How National Hunt Trainers Work and What Makes Them Tick

            The Jumping Game: How National Hunt Trainers Work and What Makes Them Tick (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK Airports)

            By Knight, Henrietta

            • RRP: $25.00
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            The secrets of 35 successful English and Irish horse trainers.

            ISBN 9781786694461
            Released NZ 4 May 2018
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Racing Ron: Winning at the Track and Life

            Racing Ron: Winning at the Track and Life (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Ron

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Ron Taylor's broad involvement with horse racing from 1948, when he began his journalistic career, to the present day has given him a knowledge of the sport and its participants that is unique in the industry today. He has seen all the champion horses who have performed during th...at 73-year period and has met and spoken with most of their trainers and jockeys. In Racing Ron his exclusive interviews and conversations with some of those participants gives you an insight into their characters you have never read before. He tells you of his personal dealings with such heroes of the sport as Bart Cummings, Roy Higgins, Tommy Smith and George Moore, and how he came to call them all his friends. But this book is not just about his life and times as a racing writer. It covers many aspects of his life and career including his time living in Tuscany that offers an insight into Italy you won't find in a brochure, and some amazing anecdotes from his nearly 20 years as a Tour Leader for racing tours around the world. You won't believe the antics some of the tourists got up to, and the worries and tribulations he sometimes endured before bringing those tours to a successful conclusion.
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            ISBN 9781925927689
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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