Jim Haynes is well known as a professional entertainer and lives a stones throw from Randwikc, hence the interest in Racing. Ih his new one million page, well actually 600 page book, The Big Boook Of Australian Racing Stories, Haynes has brought together an amazing portfolio of Racing yarns, the true, the poetic, the rumours ,and the not so true. From one page and a bit stories like The Only Undefeated Melbourne Cup Winner to an extensive chapter on Bernborough, from the poems of old time champions to the personalities of all Racing eras, everything gets at least a mention. Some of these stories are doing the rounds for the umpteenth time but to bring them altogther in one volume is a feat in itself. I can’t think of anyone who couldn’t get a kick out of this. The BIg Book Of Australian Racing Stories by Jim Haynes is released today recommended $32.99 and sure to be at your usual outlets.