[PDF / Epub] ☆ Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race ✩ Geoff Armstrong – Thomashillier.co.uk

Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest Race 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 Celebrated Detectives Searched For The Culprits Even An Hour Before The Jump, Phar Lap S Whereabouts Remained A Mystery, And When He Finally Arrived At The Track, The Huge Crowd Cheered Him On Research From Horseracing Experts And Through Interviews With Eyewitnesses Make Up This Chronicle Of The Tremendous Race In This Gripping Sports History.

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    27 10 So my local library set us a challenge to read a horse related book and write a review of it My personal challenge was to find a horse related book that I was likely to enjoy, and review it, I usually need to have some possibility of enjoying the book because I find it much easier to write a thorough review of a book if I ve enjoyed reading it first Melbourne Cup 1930 is, clearly, about the Melbourne Cup of 1930, focusing most of its plot on the attempted shooting of Phar Lap, and the subsequent police investigation, the Saturday before the Cup.Full of history and background about, what seems like, every horse that won an Australian horse race prior to the 1930 Melbourne Cup, it can get a bit tedious for a reader like myself who isn t all that interested in horses, horse racing or the characters that are involved in that world So while I was reading the background for all the humans that were somehow related to any of the horses mentioned, I was thinking when are we going to get back to Phar Lap One of the interesting facts I learned about Phar Lap is that his name, Phar Lap, is Siamese for Lightning.I think my grandad might get out of this book than I am He is a long time horse racing fanatic who actually owned a horse in his hey day Then he went and made an unfortunately large bet on a horse that didn t win ...