Interview: Peter Temple talks with Kerry O’Brien

Author Peter Temple was interviewed by Kerry O’Brien on Thursday night’s 7:30 Report. Here is  a transcript of some of Peter’s comments. KERRY O’BRIEN: Well, just describe how Jack Irish developed as a character, how he emerged on the page. PETER TEMPLE: I wanted to have somebody who had… I’m interested in lawyers. I’m interested [Read more]

Odd Spot: Oldie but a goodie

US 13-year-old gelding Cool N Collective “will try again to become what is believed to be the oldest horse ever to win a race in New York when he faces 6 others in the 1st race at Aqueduct (over 8 furlongs) later today,” reported bloodhorse.com. This will be his 81st lifetime start; at his previous [Read more]

Racing: How I met Patrick Valenzuela

By Philip Tyndall On Saturday as I was walking through the car-park at Flemington, I came across a bloke standing under a gum tree looking like he wasn’t sure where to go. He was well dressed in an open-necked shirt, and he  had a black travel bag with a “Melbourne” airline  tag on it.  I [Read more]