The Fine Cotton FiascoThe Fine Cotton Fiasco



In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how – through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck – the scheme gradually unravelled ...

Author: Peter Hoysted

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780143793717

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Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how - through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck - the scheme gradually unravelled. How did a horse with white painted socks dripping onto the turf come to hold the hopes of punters across Australia and beyond? How was a supposedly secret plan so widely advertised that even the Queensland Commissioner of Police placed a bet? And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle? The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend. It features hardcore crims, likeable rogues and a supporting cast that ranged from the hapless to the hopeless - with some entirely innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure. Not every crazy scheme cooked up by a couple of inmates in Boggo Road Gaol would culminate in a story that will be told across the nation for the next hundred years. But this one did.

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And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle? The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend.

Author: Peter Hoysted

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780143793700

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Page: 306

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Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcely believable tale of how - through a combination of horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck - the scheme gradually unravelled. How did a horse with white painted socks dripping onto the turf come to hold the hopes of punters across Australia and beyond? How was a supposedly secret plan so widely advertised that even the Queensland Commissioner of Police placed a bet? And how much of a cover-up ensued in the aftermath of this absolute debacle? The story of Fine Cotton is the stuff of Australian legend. It features hardcore crims, likeable rogues and a supporting cast that ranged from the hapless to the hopeless - with some entirely innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure. Not every crazy scheme cooked up by a couple of inmates in Boggo Road Gaol would culminate in a story that will be told across the nation for the next hundred years. But this one did.

Ringers RascalsRingers Rascals



The race itself almost completed the fiasco , with Fine Cotton barely hanging ... As Fine Cotton passed the post , a group of men shouted , " Ring - in , ring - in , wrong horse , wrong horse , official inquiry .

Author: David Ashforth

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 1581501064

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Page: 286

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Chronicles Peter Christian Barrie's efforts to fool horse racing authorities by painting horses with henna dye to disguise good race horses as bad ones, fooling betters and fixing races.

Restoring Trust in SportRestoring Trust in Sport



The Fine Cotton affair is a colourful example of the extent to which nefarious elements may be involved in sporting corruption. Sports controlling bodies operating in these environments face unique challenges and must work closely with ...

Author: Catherine Ordway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000375572

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Page: 252

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In this solutions-focused collection of sport corruption case studies, leading researchers consider how to re-establish trust both within sports organisations and in the wider sporting public. Inspired by the idea of ‘moral repair’, the book examines significant corruption cases and the measures taken to reduce further harm or risk of recurrence. The book has an international scope, including case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and covers important contemporary issues including whistleblowing, bribery, match-fixing, gambling, bidding for major events, and good governance. It examines the loss of trust at both national and international levels. Drawing on cutting-edge research, the book includes both on-field and off-field examples, from Olympic, non-Olympic, professional and amateur sports, as well as diverse academic and practitioner perspectives. Offering an important contribution to current debates and a source of reflection on best professional practice, Restoring Trust in Sport helps us to better understand why corruption happens in sport and how it can and should be addressed. This is invaluable reading for all advanced students, researchers, managers and policy makers with an interest in integrity in sport, sport ethics, sport management, sport governance, sports law, and a useful reference for anybody working in criminology, business and management, law, sociology or political science.

Little Fish Are SweetLittle Fish Are Sweet



The Commerce Novice (2nd division) Handicap was a 1500metre race in which Fine Cotton was substituted with Bold ... Or did it have something to do with Fine Cotton, the fiasco that rocked Australian racing and sent men to prison?

Author: Matthew Condon

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702257360

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Page: 288

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Little Fish Are Sweet takes the reader behind the scenes of Matthew's Condon's epic six-year, three-book journey, as he fights intimidation and legal threats while relentlessly pursuing the truth. Investigating the web of cold murder cases and pedophile scandals of the past, Condon discovers that police corruption is only one part of a much bigger and more disturbing story. What is revealed in Little Fish are Sweet will make your blood boil.

Kings of StingsKings of Stings



None other than John Gillespie, one of the masterminds of the Fine Cotton ringin fiasco (discussed in Chapter 15). In 1998 it was alleged that he had offered up to 200 Chinese, Bangladeshi and Filipino immigrants citizenship of ...

Author: James Morton

Publisher: Victory Books

ISBN: 9780522858594

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Page: 390

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Do you want to...Help distribute money to the poor and be given a fee to do so? Share in Al Qaeda's hidden gold? Help a young girl orphaned in the tsunami? In their highly entertaining and often shocking new book James Morton and Susanna Lobez follow up their bestselling Gangland Australia by delving into the world of Australian con artists such as Mario Condello, Helen Demidenko, Christopher Skase, Brenton Jarrett, Peter Foster, Lola Montez and Fairlie Arrow. Here are highly talented men and women and their tricks: changing paper into banknotes, selling other people's property, faking deaths, and forging paintings; promising miracle cures and impersonating aristocracy, preachers, military gents, lawyers and doctors. In fact, whatever it takes to separate the unwary from their money. Read about the scams and think twice about that offer that seems almost too good to be true.

Track TalesTrack Tales



... for a clerk to make an honest mistake, send the citizen a wrong court date. Not much he can do about that.' The Boss is not at all impressed by the whole fiasco. Not-So-Fine Cotton I'm pencilling at Randwick, the Rails, working on 77.

Author: Mercedes Webb-Pullman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781925536355

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Page: 136

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""Reading 'Track Tales' is like key-holing a personal diary that gives the human drum on the racing industry in Australia during the early 1980s. The poems perversely honour the men, women, horses and dogs that were the industry at the time ... the poems jostle at the starting gate. Suddenly they're off and running A totally absorbing read."" Martin Christmas, author of 'Immediate Reflections'

The BulletinThe Bulletin



... Fine Cotton fiasco . A reward of $ 50,000 has nurtured I COME TO THE RACES FOR many rumors but brought police no eviTHE EXCITEMENT , THE COLOUR dence . Nor , considering the way Brown THE SMELL , THE GREAT died , is it likely to .

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