Costa Rolfe’s bestselling book has been updated to include the 2008 winner and now features a foreword by one of the most respected figures in Australian racing, Bart Cummings.
With snappy 500 word chapters on each winner, this distinctive racing history is more than a story of horses. Explore the yarns, myths and racing idiosyncrasies that have made the Melbourne Cup the race that stops a nation.
“These are stories you will never forget.”
Costa Rolfe’s first foray into horseracing was at the Bairnsdale races, where, aged five, he tasted early success on the punt, picking 7 from 9 winners on the day. He has found it difficult to stop thinking about racing ever since.