Waterhouse & Smith: The Rise to Power of Two Racing Dynasties


DescriptionThis major biography by leading racing writer, John Ellicott, chronicles the adventures and misadventures on and off the track of the Smith and Waterhouse families - their extraordinary successes and influence on the sport, but also their spectacular falls from grace; their extensive networks and relationships (both professional and personal); and their place and legacy in Australia's cultural/ sporting annals. The book broadly covers: The patriarch, TJ Smith, his career and influence; his daughter Gai's 15-year apprenticeship; and the transference of power The rival, Bill Waterhouse, his career and influence; the Fine Cotton/Bold Personality affairs The untouchable Gai, her early career; her battles with officialdom; her successes and failures; her intriguing relationship with Robbie; the emergence of her glamorous daughter, Kate Tom and Robbie Waterhouse: their potential; their legacy; their past and recent misdemeanours; and the future ... Lively, entertaining, rich in anecdote and written in a style to appeal to a Good Weekend demographic, The Waterhouses will be the first major, in-depth study of these two extraordinary dynasties.

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ISBN:

9781740665100

Format:

Hardback

Dimensions:

24cm x 15cm

RRP:

$45.00

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 October 2008

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Ellicott

John Ellicott is a sports journalist who has contributed to the major Australian newspapers. He has written three books, A year on the punt, Waterhouse & Smith and Uncommon Heroes of Rugby League.