Welcome to Jim Haynes website

News Jim's Books and CD's 2UE Radio Links Media Information Biography Contact Jim


Jim Haynes’ NEWS …… Summer 2016

HI folks,

My latest book has just been launched - and it even has an article on the Payne family of recent Melbourne Cup fame. You can order it online now or find it in all good bookshops (so they tell me!)

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

Jim Haynes, Australia’s favourite tale teller, loves the sport of kings as much as he loves Aussie yarns and bush verse. From country picnic tracks to the thoroughbred racecourses of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, from Archer to Black Caviar, from the mysterious punter Louis the Possum to the great trainer Bart Cummings, he brings these two great loves together in the biggest book of Australian racing stories ever.

In these stories, full of the humour and romance of the track, Jim reminds of the great champions, the tragedies, and the unique characters (equine and human) of racing. Here are stories of famous races and jockeys, touts and urgers, nose-to-nose battles and a rort or two, as well as country race meeting where anything can happen.

This rich collection captures the heart and soul of the turf and reminds us exactly why a day at the races and having a punt have such an important part of the Australian spirit.


We've just finalised the four only shows for Wests Diggers for January 2016 - dates will be Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd at 11 am. Once again our Morning Variety Show will include the wonderful Darren Carr, the gorgeous Katelyn O'Donoghue, the talented "Homegrown" trio with Rustling Russell and our usual surprise guests each day. Check out the details here.

Hope to see you there!



Check out Stone the Crows Festival - held at Wagga Wagga - Every Easter



All material on this site is copyright and may not be reproduced without permission from Jim Haynes. 
©2007-2016 Chrissy Eustace for Jim Haynes and Singabout Australia.
HOME Stars