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'In 2005, jockey Glen Boss achieved a racing record - three back-to-back Melbourne Cup triumphs on the legendary mare Makybe Diva. Yet less than four years earlier, this country boy from Beaudesert, Queensland, had suffered a catastrophic fall while racing in Macau, breaking his neck in two places and coming within a hair's-breadth of life in a wheelchair.

'Whilst the fractures in his spine repaired themselves, the lessons Boss drew from the accident turned him into a calmer, more accepting man than the feisty perfectionist he'd been before. This attitude made him an even better rider, and in the three seasons from 2004 to 2006 he had more Group One wins than any other jockey.

'The Boss is Glen's story. It's an extraordinary insight into the life and world of a top jockey - the adrenaline rush of speed, the awesome power of a thoroughbred, the incredible high of winning, and the very real dangers of the racetrack.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Thoroughbreds, Lowbreds and the Closed Society Les Carlyon , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 2 no. 9 2007; (p. 18-20)

— Review of The Boss Glen Boss , 2007 single work autobiography ; A Year on the Punt : One City Punter, Twenty Country Meetings and a Motza of Racing Gems John Ellicott , 2007 single work prose
Thoroughbreds, Lowbreds and the Closed Society Les Carlyon , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 2 no. 9 2007; (p. 18-20)

— Review of The Boss Glen Boss , 2007 single work autobiography ; A Year on the Punt : One City Punter, Twenty Country Meetings and a Motza of Racing Gems John Ellicott , 2007 single work prose
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