What are the Odds?

Author: Bill Waterhouse

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1741666317

Category: Book-making (Betting)

Page: 519

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"The tell-all tale - on and off the track - of a legendary man and his extraordinary family.The Waterhouse name is synonymous with Australian horse racing and bookmaking. For the first time, the family s patriarch, Bill Waterhouse, tells the story of his remarkable life playing the odds . Bill Waterhouse is a true Australian character who has spent a lifetime mixing it with the biggest names in sport, business and politics. Whilst learning the bookmaking art from his father, Bill studied law and practised as a barrister. With his brothers, he built up a property empire, including Sydney s biggest hotel, yet bookmaking remained his passion. By the 1960s he was Australia s biggest bookie, and he remained at the top for over twenty years. Renowned for never refusing to take a gambler on, Big Bill always attracted the high-stake punters. His gambling duels are legendary- from Filipino Fireball Felipe Ysmael and the Hong Kong Tiger Frank Duval, to the up-and-coming Kerry Packer. In the 1980s, with son Robbie already a leading bookmaker, the Fine Cotton affair brought ignominy to the Waterhouse name. Although cleared of any wrongdoing, Bill was warned off racetrac

Gai

Author: Gai Waterhouse

Publisher: Slattery Media Group

ISBN: 9780980744736

Category: Horse racing

Page: 288

View: 1333


Gai Waterhouse is an Australian horse-racing trailblazer, widely regarded as the most successful female trainers in the world. Gai's diary of the recent racing season encapsulates a year in the life of the most colourful woman in racing. The book features Gai's opinions on major news events of the moment and includes insights into her family life. It delves into Gai's influences and memories, her approach to racing and her motivation to succeed.

Historical Dictionary of Australia

Author: Norman Abjorensen,James C. Docherty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442245026

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 5967


This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

High Stakes

Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 073363253X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6067


'This history of the Waterhouse dynasty is a cut above the field of racing books that burst from the barriers this time of year' - Sydney Morning Herald Drama, glamour, scandal, success - and very high stakes. The story of Australia's best known horse racing family has it all. When it comes to racing, the name most Australians associate with the racetrack is Waterhouse. This is their compelling story. High Stakes takes us from Bill Waterhouse's introduction to the world as a sixteen-year-old, working as a bookmaker for his father in the late thirties - going on to make money both on and off the track - to the headlines caused by his involvement in the notorious Fine Cotton affair in the eighties. It examines his son Robbie's rise as a respected bookie and a knowledgeable judge of horses, to his spectacular fall, as a result of that same Fine Cotton affair, which led to a life ban from involvement in the racing industry. While the ban was lifted in 2001, he keeps a low profile these days. As Kennedy reveals, the same cannot be said of Robbie's wife, Gai, daughter of the legendary horse trainer TJ Smith. In a male-dominated world, she has gone on to rival her father as one of Australia's best trainers, training horses for a star-studded clientele that has ranged from John Singleton to the Queen of England. Yet as High Stakes shows, the scandal aside, the marriage between Gai and Robbie was always going to be problematic. As the Sydney Morning Herald put it: 'It's not that the Smiths and the Waterhouses were necessarily the Capulets and the Montagues but the country's leading trainer and the world's biggest bookmaker were hardly natural kinsfolk either.' Despite an already colourful history, when their son, Tom, stepped into the family business and became one of the best-known and most controversial bookies the country had ever seen, Kennedy describes how the dramas for the Waterhouse dynasty were only just beginning... This is the book for anyone who wants to know the inside story of contemporary Australian horse racing, a world where premiers and millionaires rub shoulders with gangsters and girls with fancy hats. It's a world of passion, action - and very high stakes.

Restoring Trust in Sport

Author: Catherine Ordway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000375579

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 4108


In this solutions-focused collection of sport corruption case studies, leading researchers consider how to re-establish trust both within sports organisations and in the wider sporting public. Inspired by the idea of ‘moral repair’, the book examines significant corruption cases and the measures taken to reduce further harm or risk of recurrence. The book has an international scope, including case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and covers important contemporary issues including whistleblowing, bribery, match-fixing, gambling, bidding for major events, and good governance. It examines the loss of trust at both national and international levels. Drawing on cutting-edge research, the book includes both on-field and off-field examples, from Olympic, non-Olympic, professional and amateur sports, as well as diverse academic and practitioner perspectives. Offering an important contribution to current debates and a source of reflection on best professional practice, Restoring Trust in Sport helps us to better understand why corruption happens in sport and how it can and should be addressed. This is invaluable reading for all advanced students, researchers, managers and policy makers with an interest in integrity in sport, sport ethics, sport management, sport governance, sports law, and a useful reference for anybody working in criminology, business and management, law, sociology or political science.

The Botanist

Author: Benjamin Waterhouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 263

View: 2364


Bernborough

Author: Duncan Stearn

Publisher: Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.

ISBN: 0987090216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 414

View: 9367


In the history of Australian horse racing only five horses have captured the imagination of the public to the extent of dominating their era. In 1870 it was carbine; in 1930 Phar Lap; in 1957 Tulloch, while in 2005, Makybe Diva won her third successive Melbourne Cup and became a legend. Sixty years earlier - after a decade of economic depression and six years of total war - Australians embraced another great. He emerged in the unlikely form of a giant six-year-old stallion from outback Queensland. His name was Bernborough. Together with his youthful jockey George Mulley, flamboyant owner Azzalin Romano, and taciturn trainer Harry Plant, Bernborough carved a unique niche in the tapestry of both Australian racing and the social fabric of the post-war nation. After being trapped for years by bureaucratic red tape, Bernborough burst into the national spotlight, reeling off victory after victory in sensational fashion, becoming a household name across the country, and emerging as the first cultural icon of the Baby Boom era. Bernborough's weight carrying ability has never been equalled and his clashes with the mighty Flight are the stuff of legend. To this day, Bernborough's life and career is surrounded by a web of mystery, intrigue, and rumour. This fascinating account offers unique insight into his parentage, ownership, early career, and the strange circumstances surrounding the collapse of the Mulley-Romano-Plant partnership. It also ponders the unanswerable question: Was Bernborough the greatest racehorse Australia has ever seen?

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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