Guitarist Slava Grigoryan won the Award for Best Classical Album, for Bach Cello Suites Volume I.
Black Caviar is the most recognisable sports star in the country. When she races, it is front-page news. Having achieved the perfect record of 22 wins, her place in the history books is already internationally assured. Leading trainer Peter Moody’s mare, with her devoted army of salmon pink-and-black-spotted fans, is a product of her times: she has her own blog, Facebook page and Twitter account. And now, with this book about her deeds and effect on racing and society more broadly, she has her first biography.
Appointed official biographer of Black Caviar, Gerard Whateley has unprecedented access and the unique vantage point of having called 15 of Black Caviar’s 22 record-breaking wins, which — combined with meticulous research — ensures his Black Caviar is the definitive story of the horse of a lifetime.
Whateley says: ‘Like so much of the nation, Black Caviar has captured my sports-loving heart. This is greatness the likes of which is so rarely seen. The emotion and devotion she inspires give the generations a chance to experience what our grandparents knew when Phar Lap ruled the turf. This is a story that will not weary: the horse that couldn’t be beaten. It has been both a privilege and a responsibility to share the career of Black Caviar with listeners and viewers of the ABC; now it is the thrill of a career to tell her story in print.’
Black Caviar: The Horse of a Lifetime | Published 1 October 2012 | ABC Books 9780733331367| $45.00| Hardback | e-book and audio book available
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