Big River Racing: A History of the Clarence River Jockey Club 1861-2001

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UNSW Press, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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The Clarence River Jockey Club was founded in the same year that the first Melbourne Cup was held and only one year after the AJC opened its racecourse at Randwick. It grew to become one of Austalia's most important country race clubs and the host of one of the major annual races.

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Wonderful read. I was a bit dissapointed to see that you regarded Noel McGrowdie so poorly. This jockey won more cup events than most Australian Jockeys. He was a great jockey, certainly better than a lot of others that you mentioned. Good luck Ian


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John Henry O'Hara was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1905. Many of his novels and short stories were set in fictionally named Pennsylvania towns with the main themes centering on class conflict and status. He began writing for the New Yorker in 1928; and during his life, sold 225 stories to the magazine. His first collection, The Doctor's Son and Other Stories (1935) was followed by twelve more. Pal Joey (1940) was made into a Broadway musical by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and later was adapted into a film starring Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth. Some of his published novels include Appointment in Samarra (1934), A Rage to Live (1949), The Lockwood Concern (1965), and The Good Samaritan and Other Stories (published posthumously in 1974). Ten North Frederick (1955) won the National Book Award and Butterfield 8 (1935) and From the Terrace (1958) were adapted into movies in 1960. He died from cardiovascular disease on April 11, 1970.

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