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42 days at the races

42 days at the races
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400192365 ACD 798 THO
NonFiction Audio Books   Gunnedah . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781742122595 (CD)
Name Thomas, Helen, 1955-
Title 42 days at the races [sound recording] by Helen Thomas ; read by Jane Clifton.
Portion of title Forty-two days at the races
Edition Unabridged Australian audio.
Published Hawthorn : Louis Braille, 2009
Description 9 sound discs (CD) (ca. 10 hr ) : digital. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Unabridged Australian audio.
"A punting adventure"-- Cover.
Performers Read by Jane Clifton.
Summary Does a winning horse really stand out in the mounting yard? Will life-long punting loyalty to an equine family, a trainer, or jockey, ever be repaid? Is there any such thing as a foolproof betting system, a hot tip or a sure thing? Is punting the biggest mug's game in existence, or can you win big, even make a living from it? And could you ever find a publisher who'd let you loose with a purse of 20,000 dollars so you could find out? Diehard punter Helen Thomas attempts to answer these questions by accepting the dream challenge of betting with someone else's money, and spending every day of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival on the punt ... That's 42 days of getting up at down for track work before following the turf convoy out of town for country meetings in the extraordinary lead-up to Australia's really big racing events: the Holy Grail for punters and owners alike: the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. The result is an engaging, funny, terrifying, exhilarating, fascinating account of life on the punt and at the track - the consequences-free betting spree we all wish we could have! Never more than a gallop away from a windfall or a nightmare, Helen Thomas' story of living every punter's dream is as vivid and fast-paced as a big race itself. As the horses thunder into the straight, will she cross the line in front?
Subjects Thomas, Helen, -- 1955-
Horse racing -- Betting -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Gambling systems
Spring festivals -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Talking books
Talking books
Added Names Clifton, Jane, 1949-
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