||death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry
|Themes this item is part of:
||Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
||Handwritten and hand typed on front in black ink: PHAR LAP/ PHAR LAP - the name to which Australians thrill/ Proud and more loved that almost any name,/ Honoured by those who know the Racing Game,/ Hero to all, for stamina and skill!/ A world away, you dies, and time stood still/ As all Australia wept in grief and shame./ Restored, the living legend you became/ Relives the yers of your courageous will./ Look how you stand, whatever stormclouds rise,/ Long distances and triumph in your calm gaze,/ As though in valour you epitomise/ Australia's strength, the standards we upraise!/ Past the swift race of our mortality/ Phar Lap lives on in deathless memory.
||Mr Peter Bladen, by 2001