It was August 1984, a regular Saturday at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm racecourse. Horse 5 in race 4 was a long shot but won in a close photo finish. Less than an hour later, Fine Cotton was disqualified, and the horse’s name became shorthand for one of Australia’s most notorious racing scandals.
Fiona was the producer of this eight-part investigative, history podcast produced by the ABC’s Audio Studios.
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