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Description - Waterhouse & Smith:The Rise To Power Of Two Racing Dynasties by John Ellicott

DescriptionThis major biography by leading racing writer, John Ellicott, chronicles the adventures and misadventures on and off the track of the Smith and Waterhouse families - their extraordinary successes and influence on the sport, but also their spectacular falls from grace; their extensive networks and relationships (both professional and personal); and their place and legacy in Australia's cultural/ sporting annals. The book broadly covers: The patriarch, TJ Smith, his career and influence; his daughter Gai's 15-year apprenticeship; and the transference of power The rival, Bill Waterhouse, his career and influence; the Fine Cotton/Bold Personality affairs The untouchable Gai, her early career; her battles with officialdom; her successes and failures; her intriguing relationship with Robbie; the emergence of her glamorous daughter, Kate Tom and Robbie Waterhouse: their potential; their legacy; their past and recent misdemeanours; and the future ... Lively, entertaining, rich in anecdote and written in a style to appeal to a Good Weekend demographic, The Waterhouses will be the first major, in-depth study of these two extraordinary dynasties.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781740665100
ISBN-10: 1740665104
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - John Ellicott

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures on and off the track of the Smith and Waterhouse families, their extraordinary successes and influence on the sport, but also their spectacular falls from grace.

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