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What Are the Odds by Bill Waterhouse ( Signed by Author and the Waterhouse Family)


Bill Waterhouse has worked the track for more than 70 years, his first day as a bookmaker in his own name was Epsom Day 1954. Henry Waterhouse, his ancestor, brought horses to Australia with the First Fleet . This family had no choice but to follow their destiny and become “the” dynastic Australian horse racing family and we are now into the fourth generation of Waterhouse bookmakers. Bill was a practicing barrister, albeit well-known at the track, and bookmaking was a side business until his brother, Charlie died suddenly and he ‘temporarily’ took the family bag to the track, at 87, he can still be found trackside. Featuring stories of barristers, politicians, and other prominent characters, his real estate empire, the punting battles with the Packers, the family law suit that took ten years and $10 million to resolve, and the real story of the Fine Cotton affair that saw Bill and his son Robbie banned from any involvement in racing for many years.

About the Author:

Bill Waterhouse is the patriarch of the Waterhouse family dynasty.

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A hard cover edition with black boards, gilt lettering and unclipped, illustrated dust jacket.

Signed and dedicated by the Author on the title page and by seven other Waterhouse family members.

There is some slight foxing and toning throughout but the text and photographs are clear and legible.

Very Scarce in this signed version.

Publisher: A Knopf book, published by Random House Australia, Pty Ltd.

Publication Date: 2009.

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Weight 0.900 kg
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