The Boss

Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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In 2005, jockey Glen Boss achieved a racing record - three back-to-back Melbourne Cup triumphs on the legendary mare Makybe Diva. Yet less than four years earlier, this country boy from Beaudesert, Queensland, had suffered a catastrophic fall while racing in Macau, breaking his neck in two places and coming within a hair's-breadth of life in a wheelchair.

Whilst the fractures in his spine repaired themselves, the lessons Boss drew from the accident turned him into a calmer, more accepting man than the feisty perfectionist he'd been before. This attitude made him an even better rider, and in the three seasons from 2004 to 2006 he had more Group One wins than any other jockey.

The Boss is Glen's story. It's an extraordinary insight into the life and world of a top jockey - the adrenaline rush of speed, the awesome power of a thoroughbred, the incredible high of winning, and the very real dangers of the racetrack. Written with rare honesty and self-knowledge, it will appeal to every racing fan.

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About the author

Glen Boss has had a special relationship with horses since he was a toddler growing up on the family's cattle property at Caboolture. Leaving school at 15, he moved to Gympie to start his riding apprenticeship and after riding 60 winners in less than 10 months he moved on to the Gold Coast where success followed him. Boss moved to Sydney in 1994, where his star-studded career really began to flourish. He is married with two children, Tayte and Carter.

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Publisher
Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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Published on
Jul 1, 2008
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Pages
277
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ISBN
9781741980400
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Sports
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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