Heroes of the Heath

Rob Nicholson, Rod Nicholson


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ISBN: 9781922810724
Publish Date: 01/04/2024
Page Count: 368

The Melbourne Racing Club has evolved from a swampland into the most progressive and richest racing establishment in the nation. The club has weathered wars, fires, financial woes and other setbacks to become a goliath of the racing industry. However, the fabric of the club’s history revolves around those who have contributed to the core business of racing: the horses, trainers, jockeys and administrators.

Add the colour of the bookmakers, the skill of the starters and handicappers, the flamboyance of race broadcasters and the dedication of the stewards and the club clearly has been fortunate to have had a wide mixture of talented professionals.

This book pays tribute to all of the Heroes of the Heath.

About the author:

Rod Nicholson is a multi-award-winning racing writer and one of Australia’s leading sports writers. In 2000 he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal by The Queen and the Australian Government for his contribution to sports journalism.

Rob Nicholson has been a regular at Caulfield racecourse for more than three decades and was the trackwork clocker at the club for the final 10 years of training at the track. He is the vice-president of the Victoria Racing Media Association, and a member of the Thoroughbred Club of Victoria.