||death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, poetry, making history - phar lap
|Themes this item is part of:
||Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
||Handwritten on front in black ink: Mighty Phar Lap/ When the radio flashed the new around/ With horror we were filled/ At the death of the famous Racehorse/ Who was accidently killed/ No more will his lightning action be seen/ By the great Racing Fratertinity/ What will we do I cannot suggest/ All sportsmen will remember him/ To them he gave of his best/ He's gone why should it be/ Night Raid and Intreaty's Son/ The Record breaker Phar Lap.
||J Lester, Blackball, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand, 1932