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Tales of the Turf

Australia’s favourite racing writer

Bill Casey with foreword by Bart Cummings

Random House

The late Bill Casey had been writing about the humour and heartbreak of racing for over half a century, including a 30-year stint with the former Sydney Sun where he was Racing Editor, Sports Editor and finally Deputy Editor. During that period he also wrote a lifestyle column in his ‘spare time’ and had an Australia-wide devoted and loyal following.

Next came a series of nationally syndicated columns on lifestyle and sport, including his Sudnay Sun-Hearld column ‘Tales of the Turf’, which became one of racing’s best-read columns. Now his most popular behind-the-scenes stories of the great names in racing – the owners, trainers, jockeys and thoroughbreds, and the quirky, colourful and charismatic characters who support and follow them – have been put together in this collection capturing his wit, charm and inimitable style of reporting Tales of the Turf.