About Stephen

Stephen Irwin has over 38 years hands on experience in the Australian horse racing industry.

Also an award winning sculptor, successful equine manufacture of horse products, but most of all a writer that captures the real side of the equine industry and tells the story horsemen and horsewomen love.

Stephen’s stories are drawn from an insider’s knowledge of breeding, training and racing. His characters are rich and bursting with realism and ideas from the memory vault of a lifetime in the racing industry added with a fiction twist.  

His books are not only for horse lovers. If you enjoy a mixture of romance, underbelly/gangster, sport, underdog and feel good stories then you will love  his books. 

The thrilling first installment in the Contention series


Contention has been rated 5 stars by readers and captures the heart-pounding excitement of the sport of kings, the wild seduction and temptation of dangerous women, a trainer’s love for his prize horse, and the thrill of the race to become the champion.

The ride continues in book two of Contention series

The story of Logan Weston and his dreams of racing glory continue in Providence.

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