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The Resource Daylight Second

Daylight Second

Label
Daylight Second
Title
Daylight Second
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Ana Morey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
And he's done it folks ... Phar Lap first, daylight second.In a new novel about the Australian race horse Phar Lap, award -winning writer, Kelly Ana Morey recreates the short life of the gigantic chestnut gelding who became the darling of the Australian race tracks during the Depression years.From Timaru in New Zealand where he was born, to Australia where he rewrote track and race records and finally Mexico where he would run his last race, Daylight Second chronicles the death threats and attempts on Phar Lap's life that were made before the running of two of the three Melbourne Cups he contested, his many triumphs including winning the Melbourne Cup in 1930 and the Agua Caliente Handicap in 1932, and finally his death in America in mysterious circumstances.Part richly imagined biography, part portrait of two marriages, Daylight Second is also the story of the people who knew the champion race horse as Bobbie; his trainer Harry Telford and beloved strapper Tommy Woodcock, and the two very different women who would become their wives.This extraordinary novel by one of New Zealand's most audacious writers, brings to life the excitement of the track, the highs and lows of the racing game, and the challenges faced by urban working-class Australians between the wars
Summary
"Story of Phar Lap, the racehorse that became a champion, and then a legend."--Publisher information
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10543811
Cataloging source
NZNB
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1968-
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Morey, Kelly Ana
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • New Zealand Fiction
  • Australian Fiction
  • Biographical Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Daylight Second
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_288008
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781775490890
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Daylight Second
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_288008
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781775490890
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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