Foreword by Bruce McAvaney xi 1 The hint of greatness 2 The stand-in 3 The farm boys 4 The wrong O'Brien 5 The right CamillerI 6 The best mare there 7 The wrong stallion 8 The right stallion 9 The standing start 10 The winning smile 11 The Tighe connection 12 The right station in life 13 The sound advice 14 The breaker 15 The wrong foot 16 The natural 17 The good keen man 18 The streak begins 19 The show reel 20 The second coming 21 The third act 22 The presence of greatness 23 The Bowman brand 24 The Winx factor 25 The proof of Greatness Epilogue 419 Afterword 423 Appendix 1: Vital statistics 429 Appendix 2: Race statistics 430 Index
Andrew Rule is a reporter who can find the story behind the story and then write it using the techniques of a novelist. He is known for writing on crime and its detection but has also covered big sporting events -- such as the London Olympics -- and major international disasters such as the Christchurch earthquake and Japan's tsunami. He has worked for three major daily newspapers and a national magazine and is currently an Associate Editor of the Herald Sun in Melbourne. He grew up with horses, has worked in stables and has had a lifelong weakness for racing. He claims to be the only Australian Journalist of the Year to have ridden a winner of a horse race.
"Superb." --Sydney Morning Herald
"A deft writer with a sense of humour. It's Rule's access to the Winx camp that adds the X-factor." --Australian