Crack young horseman, Peter Klein, left home at the age of sixteen and plunged headfirst into the rough and tumble world of champion gallopers, top trainers and racing personalities. Join Klein in the ride of his life as he tells how it was growing up in racing stables working for the top trainers in the seventies including Tommy Smith, Bart Cummings and Geoff Murphy.
In an era of colourful racing characters, Klein has seen it all. A former strapper of champion galloper Kingston Town, he was associated with horses like Surround and Hyperno. Hear his version of the big doping scandals, scams and betting plunges of the times. All the jockeys such as Peter Cook, Roy Higgins, Malcolm Johnston, Harry White and Mick Dittman are there. And racing characters? He's known a few. Read about the hilarious exploits of Wharfie George, The Amazing Unwin brothers, and Johnny the Yank.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2004