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The Fine Cotton fiasco, Peter Hoysted & Pat Shiel

Label
The Fine Cotton fiasco
Title
The Fine Cotton fiasco
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hoysted & Pat Shiel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how - through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck - the scheme gradually unravelled. How did a horse with white painted socks dripping onto the turf come to hold the hopes of punters across Australia and beyond? How was a supposedly secret plan so widely advertised that even the Queensland Commissioner of Police placed a bet? And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle? The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend. It features hardcore crims, likeable rogues and a supporting cast that ranged from the hapless to the hopeless - with some entirely innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure. Not every crazy scheme cooked up by a couple of inmates in Boggo Road Gaol would culminate in a story that will be told across the nation for the next hundred years. But this one did
Cataloging source
NSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoysted, Peter
Dewey number
798.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheil, Pat
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horse racing
  • Horse racing
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Race horses
  • Horse racing
  • Book-making (Betting)
  • Fine Cotton (Race horse)
  • Bold Personality (Race horse)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Fine Cotton fiasco, Peter Hoysted & Pat Shiel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The behind-the-scenes account of Australia's dodgiest horse race, the drunken buffoons who organised it and how they set themselves on a collision course with Sydney gangsters and Queensland's corrupt cops"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065689456
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143793700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1111078752
Label
The Fine Cotton fiasco, Peter Hoysted & Pat Shiel
Publication
Note
"The behind-the-scenes account of Australia's dodgiest horse race, the drunken buffoons who organised it and how they set themselves on a collision course with Sydney gangsters and Queensland's corrupt cops"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065689456
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143793700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1111078752

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