Lairs, Urgers and Coat-Tuggers
The First Dinkum Oz Guide to the Racetrack
by John Byrell
Pan Macmillan, 1996, b/w plates, b/w illustrations, paperback, ISBN 0330358472
Near Fine Condition, previous owners gift inscription inside front cover, minor curling at corners, minor edge and shelf wear, un-creased spine
'Ever given any thought as to why a gay Pom army captain invented the Melbourne Cup or how his old enemy Ned Kelly made a killing at the 1879 running of the Cup? Or how and where a poorer and younger Kerry Packer did some off-beat punting? Or how Gai Smith-Waterhouse forsook a bright acting career to train neddies? Or how Ken Sutcliffe survived 'The Randwick Attack of the Giant Condoms'? Or how the Kingston Town very nearly cost Brucie the Rooster his marriage? You'll find the answers to all of these, and many more, in John Byrell's exuberant, funny and hugely informative dinkum Oz guide to the racetrack.'