Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race

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The four days preceding the infamous 1930 Melbourne Cup are retold in this thrilling account. When Phar Lap, a celebrated racehorse, generated unprecedented excitement among the public, bookmakers were filled with dread--a victory for the favorite would cost them enormously. In an incident ripped from a gangster movie, a gunman tried to shoot Phar Lap on a quiet suburban street. With his life in danger and those closest to him terrified, the champion was spirited away to a secret location while one of the city's most ...

Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race 2006, Allen & Unwin Academic

ISBN-13: 9781741147506

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