The first novel from a respected figure in the Australian Thoroughbred industry.
From the first page you will realize this book is different to all other books you have read about horse racing. Stephen Irwin is a hands on horseman and this fantastic story is so realistic from a horseman point of view. That’s the difference and you will enjoy the book ever more. If you are not yet a equine lover then when you finish this book you will get a true understanding why people love horses.
Contention is about two rival racehorse trainers who have a beef with each other that ends with them competing in the world’s most prestigious race at Royal Ascot, England – the Queen Anne Stakes.
Angus Masters is rich, arrogant, and determined to crush anyone who gets between him and victory. He will stop at nothing to win, even if it means breaking the rules.
Logan Weston is a small-time trainer who has been knocked down more times than most. He has a point to prove and, in the true Australia spirit, is ready to give it everything he’s got.
Contention 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.
Author Stephen Irwin has held nothing back in his debut novel. He exposes the real-life injustices that occur in the thoroughbred racing world and gives the reader a taste of the exhilaration of becoming number one.