Author(s): Helen Thomas
Might and Power is a legendary Australian racehorse, one of the few horses to win the coveted Melbourne and Caulfield Cup double, and the darling of racegoers all over the country. A plain brown horse who was passed in at the yearling sales, Might and Power earned an incredible $5million in prize money and made front page news with his life-threatening illness. At the height of his powers, he was the kind of horse that people would flock to see: a horse with personality and heart - and a story that brought him into the orbit of many of racing's most famous jockeys and trainers. There are few horses who have captured the imagination of the Australian public in the way Might and Power did - his is a story that Hollywood would love.
Helen Thomas is a radio producer and journalist. She is the author of PAST THE POST, a collection of racehorse portraits with photographs by Lorrie Graham. Helen lives in Sydney and Braidwood, NSW, where she is training a couple of racehorses.