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A tribute to Australia's greatest racing horse ever. Presented with archival photographs, the book is a record of Phar Lap's life and achievements, and a chronicle of his impact on the culture of Australia. Also included are stories from Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson, specially commissioned pieces by prominent racing figures, and contributions from staff at the Museum oA tribute to Australia's greatest racing horse ever. Presented with archival photographs, the book is a record of Phar Lap's life and achievements, and a chronicle of his impact on the culture of Australia. Also included are stories from Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson, specially commissioned pieces by prominent racing figures, and contributions from staff at the Museum of Victoria - the final resting place of the champion. For decades, schoolchildren have visited the museum; this book is published to coincide with its reopening, when Phar Lap - its most famous exhibit - will take pride of place....

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ISBN : 9781865083469
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Phar Lap Reviews

  • Wendy
    2019-03-05 09:43

    Phar Lap's story was a moving one, and a tragic one. It's a pity his story is so often overlooked and forgotten in American media, when he was undoubtedly one of the greatest Thoroughbreds ever to race. He certainly belongs up there with the other immortals named in lists of all-time greats.And, despite being Australian (well, technically, a New Zealander, but Australia was where he raced), he even counts because he raced in North America once. It would've undoubtedly been a tour de force if he hadn't died.Much like Sysonby before him, he never really got to prove himself across the water, although that one race he did run was stellar. Running with a bleeding hoof, he still shattered the field.I recommend this for any horse racing fan, for your knowledge of racing isn't complete without it. I recommend it for non-fans because Phar Lap's story is a good one, if sad, and worthwhile.

  • Katherine McMorrow
    2019-03-02 11:37

    This horse was amazing

  • LeslieGolden
    2019-02-26 07:48

    http://www.llgolden.com/2016/06/maybe...

  • Hildegart
    2019-03-21 11:34

    I bought this book on ebay from Australia. Phar Lap was an extraordinary horse. It even discussed some possibilities for Phar Lap's death and which one was most likely.

  • Laura
    2019-02-25 08:48

    It reads more like a story of betting on Phar Lap than it does like a story of Phar Lap.