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THOROUGHBREDS, TRAINERS, TOFFS & TIC TAC MEN

by David Grant.
Published by Dunmore Print, Palmerston North. 2001 mint copy

The specialist weekly Friday Flash labelled this David Grant title ' the best New Zealand racing book in years.'

A Wellington, New Zealand, historian David Grant reviews New Zealand racing history with all its faults and attributes from colonial times to the present day.

He doesn't just dwell on the good guys and the great horses. He recalls the crooks, the bookmakers with their nefarious schemes and scandals in the business.

His 160-page book includes over 200 cartoons from the country's best artists as it explores the industry's social, sporting and cultural development.

A top product, well researched and providing easy reading. Table of Contents - Introduction Overview Racing as a carnival Bookies: their rise and fall Bookies: keeping on keeping on Racing and God Jockeys' strike of 1920

Dr Thacker and the Prince of Wales The Bollard Fiasco Police Offences Amendment Bill 1926 Doping Commentators Pocket money Women jockeys The jackpots Kiwi Sexism in racing The TAB Whips Night gallops Earlybird racing Christian Cullen Michael Walker Zabeel and Hawkesby www.tab.co.nz Kenny Browne The horse as an image Miscellany Index

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