The Author

Geoffrey poses beside a statue of Bart Cummings

Bart and Geoffrey

Geoffrey Hutson was born and bred in Melbourne.

He spent over 20 years at the University of Melbourne as a Research Fellow in Animal Behaviour, studying the behaviour of a wide range of domestic animals, including sheep, cattle, pigs and horses.

He has written numerous articles for scientific journals, newspapers and magazines, including Applied Animal Behaviour Science, New Scientist, The Age, The Sunday Age, and Turf Monthly magazine.

He left the university in 1998 to pursue a career as a full-time punter. He now bets on the stockmarket for serious money and on racehorses for serious fun.