The definitive book on this much loved and much lauded Australian icon.
Geoff Armstrong has been involved in sports writing as author, editor, publisher and researcher for over a decade. He wrote the official centenary book of the Sheffield Shield 'A Century of Summers' and he compiled and edited the rugby league anthology 'The Greatest Game'. He is co-author with Mark Gately of the first history of Australia in international one-day cricket and together with Mike Whitney he wrote 'Whiticisms'. Geoff also worked with Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh on all seven of Waugh's best-selling books.
Peter Thompson's fascination with racing began when his grandmother backed Piping Lane at 40-1 to win the 1972 Melbourne Cup. As a commentator on sporting issues, his opinions have been read in the Age, The Financial Review and BRW and heard as that of 'Thommo from the Track' on Melbourne Radio's 3AW.
As an owner of several slow horses, he has often been heard to invoke the chant of the hopelessly optimistic: 'Even Phar Lap ran last in his first