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Shannon free pdf Before Black Caviar, So You Think or Takeover Target, There Was Shannon. Wartime Sydney, a small and weedy racehorse was kicking his way through the top tier of Australian racing. He was Shannon, one of the fastest horses the nation had ever seen. Between 1943 and 1947, Shannon broke record after record with his garrulous jockey Darby Munro. When they sensationally lost the Epsom Handicap by six inches, they forever were stamped by the race they should have won. Sold in August 1947 for the highest price ever paid at auction for an Australian thoroughbred, Shannon ended up in America. Through headline-snatching pedigree flaws, acclimatization and countless hardships, he blitzed across the ritzy, glitzy racetracks of 1948 California. Smashing track records, world records, records set by Seabiscuit, the Australian bolted into world fame with speed and courage that defied all odds. Long before Black Caviar, or So You Think and Takeover Target, Shannon was Australia's first international racehorse. Starring Hall of Fame trainers and jockeys, Hollywood lawyers and legends Bernborough and Citation, this is his tremendous story.

About Jessica Owers

Jessica Owers is the author of the heralded Peter Pan: The Forgotten Story of Phar Lap's Successor, winner ofthe 2012 Bill Whittaker Award for Best Racing Book in Australia. Her writing has appeared in Inside Breeding, The Thoroughbred, Breeding

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Author : Jessica Owers
Publisher : Ebury Australia
Data Published : 01 November 2013
ISBN : 1742750249
EAN : 9781742750248
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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