A classic Australian story revived, having been out of print for over 20 years, Edgar Britt tells the tale of his colourful 30-year career as one of Australia's most successful jockeys. Winning his first race in 1930 at the age of sixteen, Britt rode in Australia, India and the United Kingdom where he won nearly all the major events. He was first rider for a succession of Maharajahs and at the peak of his career even rode for the King of England.
'Post Haste' is a vivid recollection of the hard yet often exciting lives of apprentices and jockeys over 50 years ago. Britt remembers races, horses, places and personalities in a succession of terrific yarns told with a generous spirit, national pride and loads of good humour. For this revised edition, the 86-year-old Britt has provided some great new stories and an epilogue describing life and racing 40 years after his retirement.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2000