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The View From the Clouds

John Hunt

The remarkable story of one of race calling's favourite sons

The View From The Clouds is a testament to one man’s love for all things horses, given free reign through the arcane pursuit of race broadcasting.

From aspiring tennis pro to national media renown, John Hunt’s journey is a compelling tale of passion and also timing, within an industry in a constant state of flux.

Hunt’s ability to romanticise the deeds of the nation’s greatest equines, particularly in harness racing, elicited a great public affection as he brought to life the triumphs, tragedies and humour woven into the fabric of this highly emotional sport.

More than thirty years in the profession have provided Hunt with an unmatched provenance from which to write. His words are charismatic, and carry in their conviction, that for all its gambling and money, horse sports enchant and lure their following through the absolute innocence, nobility and aristocracy of the horse.
As a commentator, the broadcast box window afforded John Hunt a unique point of view. A view no one else could share. The view from the clouds.

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About the Author

John Hunt - author

From aspiring tennis pro to one of the nation’s finest commentators, John Hunt’s life is a narrative of true adventure.

As a writer, he achieved initial renown with his numerous emotional documentary films about the champions he had seen, and whose deeds he so wistfully detailed in his broadcasts.

As a caller, he was Western Australia’s principle broadcaster at Gloucester Park from 1989 to his retirement in December 2008.

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The View From the Clouds by John Hunt
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ISBN: 978-1-925209-04-4
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 420pp pages + 16pp colour insert
RRP: $34.95 (paperback) / $9.99 (ebook)
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Racetrack announcers--Biography
Distribution: Contact Vivid