Pioneers & Racecourses
Bob Charley’s latest book explores the early history of the Australian Turf, its administrators, breeders and owners in the colonial period to circa 1840. Bob also identifies every racetrack known to have been used in the fledgling colony, many long gone.
Bob’s first book “Heroes And Champions” was a sellout and won the Whittaker
Prize for best racing book 2013/2014.
This superbly illustrated volume is a must for every racing enthusiast and lover of Australian racing history.
Just like his first book, this is one you can proudly place in the library or on the
coffee table. It is a book you can read all or parts of, again and again.
Pioneers & Racecourses is the ideal gift, for a racing friend, for Xmas or birthdays.
Order now to avoid disappointment.
Bob Charley has lived a full life on the turf, from being a member of The Legal
Eagles betting syndicate, to print journalism, radio and TV, then to becoming a
leading racing administrator as chairman of the AJC and Racing Australia. Above all,
he is a lover of thoroughbred racing and its history.
His vast experience is reflected in this magnificent book.