You’ve Got to be in it to Win it

…A belief in luck is the song of the gambler and it was sung loudly in our house: when a lottery ticket arrived with a birthday card from our grandfather; as we played cards around the kitchen table for a chocolate prize; when my mother rubbed her opal for luck; as the chocolate wheel spun at the school fete. They were reminders to hope and dream…


This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian in July 2012. It was the first in a new series by local historians. It is a chapter about Colleen’s family’s racing background, from a book Once a Day Day, published that year. (See Publications)

The featured image is the cover of Once a Day Dawn.

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You_ve Got to be in it to Win it


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