Erbie: King of the Ring-Ins

Fifty years before Fine Cotton, Australia was electrified by a series of audacious racing ring-ins starring a champion horse named Erbie. The man who exposed the conspiracy? Bert “Cardigan” Wolfe, Australia’s top turf writer, who’d recently witnessed Phar Lap’s greatest moment — and then his last.

Erbie — and the horses he ran as.
Phar Lap in Mexico in 1932 — Bert “Cardigan” Wolfe brought every detail of the Red Terror’s triumph to Australian newspaper readers.
Bert Wolfe — known as “Cardigan” was Australia’s leading turf writer
for the better part of 50 years.
Cardigan’s scoops dominated the front pages for days.

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