Fine Cotton Fiasco The

Fine Cotton Fiasco  The

And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle? The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend.

Author: Peter Hoysted

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780143793700

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how - through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck - the scheme gradually unravelled. How did a horse with white painted socks dripping onto the turf come to hold the hopes of punters across Australia and beyond? How was a supposedly secret plan so widely advertised that even the Queensland Commissioner of Police placed a bet? And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle? The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend. It features hardcore crims, likeable rogues and a supporting cast that ranged from the hapless to the hopeless - with some entirely innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure. Not every crazy scheme cooked up by a couple of inmates in Boggo Road Gaol would culminate in a story that will be told across the nation for the next hundred years. But this one did.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Fine Cotton Fiasco

The Fine Cotton Fiasco

So screamed the headline on Queensland's Sunday Mail on 19 August 1984, less than 24 hours after Bold Personality's dismal impersonation of Fine Cotton was ...

Author: Peter Hoysted

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780143793717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 400

Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how - through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck - the scheme gradually unravelled. How did a horse with white painted socks dripping onto the turf come to hold the hopes of punters across Australia and beyond? How was a supposedly secret plan so widely advertised that even the Queensland Commissioner of Police placed a bet? And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle? The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend. It features hardcore crims, likeable rogues and a supporting cast that ranged from the hapless to the hopeless - with some entirely innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure. Not every crazy scheme cooked up by a couple of inmates in Boggo Road Gaol would culminate in a story that will be told across the nation for the next hundred years. But this one did.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fine Cotton Fiasco

Fine Cotton Fiasco

The incredible tale of the Fine Cotton Affair The plan was simple enough.

Author: Peter Hoysted

Publisher: Nero

ISBN: 1863957847

Category: Bold Personality (Race horse)

Page: 256

View: 416

The incredible tale of the Fine Cotton Affair The plan was simple enough. Buy a horse of limited ability, swap it over before a race with a horse almost identical to it but with greater talent and speed, and sit back and make millions. But it all went pear-shaped when the ringer became injured . . . On 21 August 1984 the Eagle Farm racetrack in Brisbane was full to bursting. Forget the Melbourne Cup; this was the race that really stopped the nation - a novice handicap, the field a collection of try-hards, the rugged and the buggered. In the preceding hours and days there had been a massive betting plunge on a mediocre horse even for this field, the nine-year-old Fine Cotton. Across Australia, thousands of punters who believed they had the tip of the century held their breath . . . Journalist and humorist Peter Hoysted - a.k.a. Jack the Insider - turns his uniquely satirical eye to Australian racing's most infamous ring-in. The Fine Cotton Fiascois the true story of a desperate Sydney gangster, corrupt police, a foolhardy trainer, a dodgy used-car salesman, a bucket of henna hair dye, an unsuspecting horse (two, actually), and a 'colourful racing identity' who saw it all coming and made a fortune for himself while everyone else did their dough.
Categories: Bold Personality (Race horse)

The Fine Cotton Fiasco

The Fine Cotton Fiasco

Author: Peter Hoysted

Publisher:

ISBN: 192520362X

Category: Bold Personality (Race horse)

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Categories: Bold Personality (Race horse)

Ringers Rascals

Ringers   Rascals

The race itself almost completed the fiasco , with Fine Cotton barely hanging on ... As Fine Cotton passed the post , a group of men shouted , “ Ring - in ...

Author: David Ashforth

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 1581501064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 466

Chronicles Peter Christian Barrie's efforts to fool horse racing authorities by painting horses with henna dye to disguise good race horses as bad ones, fooling betters and fixing races.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Restoring Trust in Sport

Restoring Trust in Sport

The Fine Cotton affair is a colourful example of the extent to which nefarious elements may be involved in sporting corruption.

Author: Catherine Ordway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000375572

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 325

In this solutions-focused collection of sport corruption case studies, leading researchers consider how to re-establish trust both within sports organisations and in the wider sporting public. Inspired by the idea of ‘moral repair’, the book examines significant corruption cases and the measures taken to reduce further harm or risk of recurrence. The book has an international scope, including case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and covers important contemporary issues including whistleblowing, bribery, match-fixing, gambling, bidding for major events, and good governance. It examines the loss of trust at both national and international levels. Drawing on cutting-edge research, the book includes both on-field and off-field examples, from Olympic, non-Olympic, professional and amateur sports, as well as diverse academic and practitioner perspectives. Offering an important contribution to current debates and a source of reflection on best professional practice, Restoring Trust in Sport helps us to better understand why corruption happens in sport and how it can and should be addressed. This is invaluable reading for all advanced students, researchers, managers and policy makers with an interest in integrity in sport, sport ethics, sport management, sport governance, sports law, and a useful reference for anybody working in criminology, business and management, law, sociology or political science.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Little Fish Are Sweet

Little Fish Are Sweet

Or did it have something to do with Fine Cotton, the fiasco that rocked Australian racing and sent men to prison? An Old Copper Remembers For years many of ...

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702257360

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 195

Little Fish Are Sweet takes the reader behind the scenes of Matthew's Condon's epic six-year, three-book journey, as he fights intimidation and legal threats while relentlessly pursuing the truth. Investigating the web of cold murder cases and pedophile scandals of the past, Condon discovers that police corruption is only one part of a much bigger and more disturbing story. What is revealed in Little Fish are Sweet will make your blood boil.
Categories: True Crime

Kings of Stings

Kings of Stings

None other than John Gillespie, one of the masterminds of the Fine Cotton ringin fiasco (discussed in Chapter 15). In 1998 it was alleged that he had ...

Author: James Morton

Publisher: Victory Books

ISBN: 9780522858594

Category: True Crime

Page: 408

View: 832

Do you want to...Help distribute money to the poor and be given a fee to do so? Share in Al Qaeda's hidden gold? Help a young girl orphaned in the tsunami? In their highly entertaining and often shocking new book James Morton and Susanna Lobez follow up their bestselling Gangland Australia by delving into the world of Australian con artists such as Mario Condello, Helen Demidenko, Christopher Skase, Brenton Jarrett, Peter Foster, Lola Montez and Fairlie Arrow. Here are highly talented men and women and their tricks: changing paper into banknotes, selling other people's property, faking deaths, and forging paintings; promising miracle cures and impersonating aristocracy, preachers, military gents, lawyers and doctors. In fact, whatever it takes to separate the unwary from their money. Read about the scams and think twice about that offer that seems almost too good to be true.
Categories: True Crime

Track Tales

Track Tales

Not much he can do about that.' The Boss is not at all impressed by the whole fiasco. Not-So-Fine Cotton I'm pencilling at Randwick, the Rails, working on 77.

Author: Mercedes Webb-Pullman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781925536355

Category: Poetry

Page: 134

View: 981

""Reading 'Track Tales' is like key-holing a personal diary that gives the human drum on the racing industry in Australia during the early 1980s. The poems perversely honour the men, women, horses and dogs that were the industry at the time ... the poems jostle at the starting gate. Suddenly they're off and running! A totally absorbing read."" Martin Christmas, author of 'Immediate Reflections'
Categories: Poetry

Parliamentary Debates

Parliamentary Debates

First we saw , in Queensland of course , the Fine Cotton fiasco — a happening that could not have occurred had Queensland authorities taken reasonable and ...

Author: New South Wales. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0006534986

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Parliamentary Debates Senate Weekly Hansard

Parliamentary Debates  Senate Weekly Hansard

... Police for assistance Finance upon notice , on 27 February 1985 : in either the present caffeine doping scandal or the earlier Fine Cotton fiasco .

Author: Australia. Parliament. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3965182

Category: Australia

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Categories: Australia

The Bulletin

The Bulletin

He died four months before the Fine Cotton fiasco . A reward of $ 50,000 has nurtured many rumors but brought police no evidence . Nor , considering the way ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008474442

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

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Categories: Sydney (N.S.W.)

The Henna Artist

The Henna Artist

... to recognize her from the mandala fiasco. Instead of a salwaar-kameez, Radha wore one of my saris, a fine cotton in pale blue with white embroidery.

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488055447

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 443

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.
Categories: Fiction

The Mechanic and Chemist

The Mechanic and Chemist

Fine Cotton Spinning. ... Indeed, nothing can well be a more decided fiasco than the large drawing exhibited by the latter of these gentlemen — No.

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ISBN: OXFORD:501301153

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Antebellum Natchez

Antebellum Natchez

... of the planters in cotton cultivation would have ended in a fiasco had they attempted ... It was a black49 seed , long - staple cotton with a fine lint.

Author: D. Clayton James

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807118605

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 909

Antebellum Natchez is most often associated with the grand and romantic aspects of the Old South and its landed gentry. Yet there was, as this book so amply illustrates, another Natchez—the Natchez of ordinary citizens, small businessmen, and free Negroes, and the Natchez under-the-Hill of brawling boatmen, professional gamblers, and bold-faced strumpets. Antebellum Natchez not only takes a critical look at the town’s aristocracy but also examines the depth of its commercial activities and the life of its middle- and lower-class elements. Author D. Clayton James brings the political, economic, and social aspects of antebellum Natchez into perspective and debunks a number of myths and illusions, including the notion that the town was a stronghold of Federalism and Whiggery. Starting with the Natchez Indians and their “Sun God” culture, James traces the development of the town from the native village through the plotting and intrigue of the changing regimes of the French, Spanish, British, and Americans. James makes a perceptive analysis of the aristocrats’ role in restricting the growth of the town, which in 1800 appeared likely to become the largest city in the transmontane region. “The attitudes and behavior of the aristocrats of Natchez during the final three decades of the antebellum period were characterized by escapism and exclusiveness,” says James. “With the aristocrats sullenly withdrawing into their world...Natchez lost forever the opportunity to become a major metropolis, and Mississippi was led to ruin.” Quoting generously from diaries, journals, and other records, the author gives the reader a valuable insight into what life in a Southern town was like before the Civil War. Antebellum Natchez is an important account of the role of Natchez and its colorful figures—John Quitman, Robert Walker, Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, William C. C. Claiborne, and a host of others—in the colonial affairs of the Lower Mississippi Valley and the growth of the Old Southwest.
Categories: History

Crimes and Trials

Crimes and Trials

In explaining their failure to check Fine Cotton's markings QTC officials ... FIASCO IN QUEENSLAND The QTC stewards opened their inquiry on 56 RICHARD ...

Author: David Robert Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000032327274

Category: Australia

Page: 175

View: 812

Categories: Australia

Cotton Futures

Cotton Futures

And then immediately this fiasco came on , and everybody said cotton is going ... and ' he said they were Republicans and fine fellows , too , and I would ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044032431025

Category: Commodity futures

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Categories: Commodity futures

Cotton Literature

Cotton Literature

( Published by the Comfine Publishing Corp. , 95 Broad St. , New York , N. ” . ) ... Adventures in price - fixing -- X . The AAA ard Bankhead Act fiasco .

Author: United States. Department of Agriculture. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052164146

Category: Agricultural libraries

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Categories: Agricultural libraries