New book ‘Immortals of Australian Horse Racing’ shares fascinating history & photos of our top 24 legendary racehorses
Australian Horse Racing has a rich and celebrated history. From Phar Lap and Tulloch to Makybe Diva and Black Caviar, punters around the country endlessly debate the best racehorses across different eras.
In the new book, Immortals of Australian Horse Racing (Gelding Street Press $39.99, 15 September 2021), best-selling author Alan J. Whiticker shares the fascinating stories behind Australia’s 24 most legendary racehorses. Phar Lap, Bernborough, Tulloch, Kingston Town, Manikato, Makybe Diva, Black Caviar and Winx … their deeds on the racetrack have gone down in history and their names known across the country. Crowd favourites Peter Pan, Gunsynd, Surround, Luskin Star, Super Impose, Octagonal, Might and Power, Sunline and Takeover Target are also featured. And then there are the untold stories of the mighty Carbine, ‘super mare’ Wakeful, freakish Vain, the tragic Dulcify and underrated Northerly.
Compiled by long-time racing fan Alan J. Whiticker, and full of impressive photographs and statistics about these chosen 24, Immortals for Australian Horse Racing is a must-read for racing fans and history buffs alike.
Author Alan J. Whiticker is an award-winning author of sport, history, biography and true crime. He completed a Master’s Degree in Education and lectured at the University of Western Sydney. He has worked as an author, commissioning editor and publisher. A lifelong racing fan, Alan is the author of Don’t Die Wondering: The Pat Webster Story (2019), as well as Searching for the Beaumont Children (2006), The History of Rugby League Clubs (2004, with Ian Collis), 101 Great Rugby League Players (2012, with Ian Collis), Classic Albums: The Vinyl that Made A Generation (2018), and The State of Origin Companion (2020).