'The Fine Cotton Fiasco' by Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil

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'The Fine Cotton Fiasco' by Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil

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  • A behind-the-scenes account of Australia's dodgiest horse race
  • Written by Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil
  • 304 pages

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In 'The Fine Cotton Fiasco', Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how – through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck – the scheme gradually unravelled.

How did a horse with white painted socks dripping onto the turf come to hold the hopes of punters across Australia and beyond? How was a supposedly secret plan so widely advertised that even the Queensland Commissioner of Police placed a bet? And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle?

The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend. It features hardcore crims, likeable rogues and a supporting cast that ranged from the hapless to the hopeless – with some entirely innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure. Not every crazy scheme cooked up by a couple of inmates in Boggo Road Gaol would culminate in a story that will be told across the nation for the next hundred years. But this one did.


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  • 304 pages

Packaging Dimensions (L x W x H):
    2 x 23 x 15 cm

Weight:
    0.4 kg

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