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Shannon

Shannon

Before Black Caviar, So You Think or Takeover Target, There Was Shannon

by Jessica Owers
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/11/2013
RRP  $34.99 $32.35
"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."
ISBN:
9781742750248
9781742750248
Category:
Horse racing
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
251x156x34mm
Weight:
0.62kg

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