||death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, poetry, making history - phar lap
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||Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
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||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!
||19 May 1932