Author(s): Dianne Haworth
Sir Patrick Hogan is the only man to have been inducted into both the NZ and Australian racing Halls of Fame. A horse breeder with an internationally renowned stable of champions at Cambridge Stud, he is a member of worldwide racing royalty. Of Irish/Kiwi decent, his fortunes were built on an extraordinary partnership with another Irish export an unlikely champion called Sir Tristram (stable name Paddy). Bought from Ireland to New Zealand, this feisty, difficult horse blossomed under his care and proved to be a world class champion racehorse, and a superbly successful breeding sire. His progeny, including one of Australasia's leading sires, Zabeel, have won innumerable Class One races. In a book to rival Tears in the Wind, Dianne Haworth has captured the story of an amazing man and his extraordinary horse, within the highly competitive and hard nosed racing industry.
Dianne Haworth is an award-winning journalist and author, who has established a name for herself as a leading contemporary biographer and rugby writer in recent years. Dianne grew up in Wellington and the Waikato and spent several years travelling the world before returning to Auckland and a career in journalism.