Bay Books, Sydney, 1985, 119 pp. Illustrated with stills from the film.
The year is 1861, and the first Melbourne Cup has been announced by the Victorian Turf Club: it will be the biggest, the richest and the most prestigious race in the southern hemisphere. A long way across Australia, a boy dreams of winning this race; he has, he thinks, the horse to do it. Their one problem is getting there. They walk.