Champions of the Australian Turf

Australia, 1989

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Captures the real stories behind Australian racing’s undisputed idols through the performances and personalities that make them great. Presented as a History of Racing, you’ll see Australia’s first race meeting in 1810, the 1866 Melbourne Cup, the Carbine story, Phar Lap’s greatest victories, Peter Pan and Chatham in the Craven Plate, Ajax winning his third Memsie Stakes, Bernborough’s amazing races, Tulloch winning the AJC Derby and Caulfield Cup, Todman - the fastest two year old, contemporary champion, Kingston Town and Beau Zam, Australia’s first $2 million earner.



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