Tuesday 12 February 2008
RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne - entry via William Street
5.15 pm coffee / tea
5.45 pm lecture
Cost: members free; non-members $5.50
Andrew Lemon has spoken to the RHSV previously about the history of Australian horse racing but the horse world keeps changing and he has some new perspectives as he puts the finishing touches to his forthcoming book, The History of thoroughbred racing in our time, scheduled for publication for the spring of 2008.
The book covers the social and political history of racing throughout Australia in the period 1939-2007. His talk will concentrate on the turbulent recent history of the industry.