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Meet John Harms
Tue. 21 March 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
Life as I know it
By Michelle Payne with John Harms
This is the extraordinary story of the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit with the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family, they all took on the daily demands of racehorses and a dairy farm as well as school and work. Family meant everything.
At five years old Michelle’s dream was to win the Melbourne Cup. At thirty she rode into history. Her strapper was her brother, Stevie.
It was a moment that inspired everyone who dreams of beating the odds.
John Harms is a writer, publisher, historian and occasional broadcaster. He is the editor of the popular sports writing site www.footyalmanac.com.au. He is interested in why so many people are so fascinated with sport.
The author's book will be available for purchase on the night.