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Poem - Phar Lap, 19 May 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13308

Sympathy poem belonging to a large number of items sent to his trainer and part owner, Harry Telford, after Phar Lap died in April, 1932. The Telford family retained the poems and they were donated to the Museum in the 1990s.
Rectangular sheet of light brown ruled paper, with extensive text hand typed on one side in purple ink. The author has signed and dated the poem in black ink in the bottom left hand corner (signature is indecipherable.)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.80 cm (Width), 11.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: 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
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Hand typed on front in purple ink: PHAR LAP/ From the last barrier he sped to proudest victory:/ But ere the Latin cheers had died was he borne/ On lightning wings -- unbitted and riderless --/ Home to the West, whence he came./ Here, his immortal spirit dwells -- and soars/ From the land of his birth to Yarra's filed/ And other fields of noble triumph./ And his proud laurels adorn not his grave --/ But his memory eternally -- Phar Lap!
Date Made: 19 May 1932

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