Anyone who’s ever had a bet on a horse will relate to this collection of tall – and short – stories of the racing world, a sport renowned for colorful characters.  Not only jockeys and racegoers provide the laughter in this collection – there are plenty of bookies, owners, trainers, racing writers, commentators, stewards, vets and committeemen.  Here’s a sample: There was the time that Queensland jockeys waged a ‘go slow’ campaign for a higher winning fee. The race at Doomben started at 3 p.m. and finished at 4.45 p.m. The favourite would have been in a photo finish but by the time the race ended it was too dark to take pictures.  Pure Aussie humour.