Horse book club membership

Horse books club membership

  • Horse Book Club
  • Members Only Horse Books Sale
  • Free Shipping on Horse Book and DVD Orders available
  • Horse Book Club Newsletter
  • Gift Vouchers Available

Trackrider: My Life with Bart

Trackrider: My Life with Bart

ISBN: 9781925927146

Author: Joe Argresta

Format: Paperback

Price: AUD $29.99
Horsebooks Club: AUD $22.95

As a jockey, Joe Agresta only had 15 rides. Although he was a self described terrible jockey, he loved horses and felt he had plenty left to offer the racing industry. He started to ride quarter horses and became a champion and a legend in that sport. In 1980 he started working for Bart Cummings. There have not been many horsemen with the talent of Bart Cummings. Joe worked at his stable for 34 years and witnessed the master at work. His job was to ride Barts horses in work, follow his or his foremans instructions, and report back on how they were handling. Occasionally he was asked for his two cents worth; sometimes he gave his opinion for free. But he must have done something right, because he outlasted just about everyone else who ever worked for Bart. This is his story. Trackrider is a glimpse behind the stable door, full of Joes stories of the day to day life of a trackrider, as well as the lessons Joe learned from Bart and his fellow riders, including Roy Higgins, Harry White and Robert (Bob) Ball. Charting the ups and downs of three decades in racing with Bart, from being broke to winning Melbourne Cups, Trackrider is an ode to one of the sports most enduring partnerships and is an intimate look at Joes career and his life with one of horse racings greats.

Book Title: Trackrider: My Life with Bart
Publisher: Wilkinson Publishing
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781925927146
Author: Joe Argresta
Author Notes: Born in Griffith, New South Wales, the former quarter horse jockey and father of three left school at 15 before eventually finding his spiritual and professional home a internationally-renowned Flemington Racecourse, in Victoria. Joe Agresta is a legend in the racing industry in Australia through his long association with the Cups King Bart Cummings. Joe became an integral part of Barts team riding five of his Melbourne Cup winners in their preparations; Lets Elope, Kingston Rule, Saintly, Viewed and Rogan Josh. His deep knowledge of the way they worked, how they felt, and their general demeanour played a big role in how Bart placed those horses and led to their success. Joes efforts in the racing industry, not only as a track work rider, but as anambassador for the sport, has resulted in him winning the prestigious 1918 Thoroughbred Excellence Award sponsored by Godolphin. He has also been honoured by the Victoria Racing Club as one of its current Melbourne Cup ambassadors.

Recommended Products

Roy Higgins : Australia's Favourite Jockey
Price: AUD $39.99
Horsebooks Club: AUD $31.96
Life As I Know It - Michelle Payne
Price: AUD $32.95
Horsebooks Club: AUD $23.95
Winx: The Authorised Biography
Price: AUD $44.99
Horsebooks Club: AUD $34.95
Horse Book of the Month
Book of the month
Training and Retraining Horses the Tellington Way
Price: AUD $65.00
RRP: AUD $65.00
More Details