||death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, correspondence, making history - phar lap
|Themes this item is part of:
||Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
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||Text: New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club,/Christchurch, N.Z., 11th April 1932/Mr. H.R. Telford,/C/o Victoria Racing Club,/MELBOURNE./Dear Mr. Telford,/I am directed by my Committee to convey/to you and your co-partner their sincere regret on/heariing of the death of your worl-famous horse "Phar/Lap"./I can assure you that every citizen of/Christchurch, and the people of Canterbury, where he/was born and bred, were deeply interested in your famous/horse's career, and the news of his death came as a very/great shock to them all. The name of "Phar Lap"/became a household word to the residents, and I may say,/to the whole of the Dominion, and we were awaiting the/time when the news would be forwarded that your famous/horse would stand paramount as the largest stake-winner/in the world. This achievement was well within grasp at/the time of his death.
|Place & Date Written:
||Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, 11 Apr 1932