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The Resource Roy Higgins : Australia's favourite jockey, Patrick Bartley

Roy Higgins : Australia's favourite jockey, Patrick Bartley

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Roy Higgins : Australia's favourite jockey
Title
Roy Higgins
Title remainder
Australia's favourite jockey
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Patrick Bartley
Title variation
Roy Higgins
Title variation remainder
Australias favourite jockey
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Language
eng
Summary
Everyone loved Roy Higgins. A warm and genuine character with a great sense of humour, the boy from the bush was known as 'The Professor' for his freakish ability to read the track and his easy eloquence. He became a household name not just for his work in the saddle but as one of the first jockeys to embrace the media. Higgins' racing record was extraordinary. He rode Bart Cummings' first Melbourne Cup winner, Light Fingers, in 1965, and was one of a handful of jockeys to win the grand slam of racing: the Golden Slipper, Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup. Over his 30-year career, Higgins clocked up 2312 wins, including 108 Group 1 races. All this, despite a never-ending battle with his weight. Roy Higgins died in March 2014, aged 75. His televised funeral took place in the mounting yard at Flemington, a fitting tribute to the humble man who had a profound effect on horseracing for more than five decades as jockey, commentator and teacher. This is a celebration of a great Australian, with racing royalty, friends and family sharing their stories and memories of Roy Higgins, the gentle trailblazer who touched their lives
Biography type
individual biography
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Bartley, Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Higgins, Roy
  • Horse racing
  • Jockeys
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Australia's favourite jockey
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Roy Higgins : Australia's favourite jockey, Patrick Bartley
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053189971
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 307 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143799726
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Roy Higgins : Australia's favourite jockey, Patrick Bartley
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053189971
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 307 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143799726
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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