Andrew Lemon wrote the three-volume History of Australian Thoroughbred Racing (Hardie Grant Books), joint winner of the biennial Australian Society for Sports History book award. A past president of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, in 2012 he held a John H. Daniels Research Fellowship at the National Sporting Library and Museum in Virginia, USA.
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- June 2014
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- AFL, Cricket, Racing,
3 Nov 2014
The last time I backed Cavalryman to win the Melbourne Cup was in 2012. Ridden by everyone’s favourite international jockey Frankie Dettori he duly finished 12th to Green Moon at odds of 30/1.
24 Oct 2014
Two out of every three runnings of the W.S. Cox Plate have been won by champions. Since we’ve already forgotten the names of the last three winners, it must be more than time for a champion to win on Saturday.
17 Oct 2014
There are three ways how not to lose on Saturday. You know the first two. A: Don’t have a bet. Something unexpected is bound to win.
7 Oct 2014
Out, out, out they went, at crazy discount prices. Sounded like a TV commercial for Harvey Norman. Was it 50 months interest free, nought per cent interest, no deposit?
16 Sep 2014
This has been a good news week in Australian racing. Black Caviar had her first foal. James Cummings won his first Group 1 in partnership with Grandpa Bart: a Hallowed Crown indeed.
4 Sep 2014
If the Melbourne Cup is the heart of Australian racing, then the soul resides in the country. Without a soul, even a heart as big as Phar Lap’s is just a relic in a big glass jar.