||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), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
||Text: Dear Mr. Telford & Mr. Davis/I am just a woman who/has only twice been on a racecourse, I do/not follow the sport, but I do love animals./I have never seen yur beautiful &/wonderful horse, but I followed with the/deepest interest all his movements./My only hope last year listening in/to the Cup was that he would win it./My joy was unbounded when he won/the race in America. My sorrow today/is as tho I had lost my dearest friend/for I have wept all day at the news/of your beautiful Phar Laps death./I am a New Zealander & I suppose/I loved him more because he was one/too. It was at least a little/comfort when I read today you intend/bringing him to Australia, as so many/express the wish you will do so, tho/it will be a sad day for me, I must/see him. I cannot forget his picture/when he was leaving Sydney, which/was entitled "Phar Laps last glimpse/of Australia", but I never thought/it coulod be./I beg that he will be placed in/a prominent place where everybody/will be able to see him./It is too terrible to thinks he is dead/I cannot make myself believe it is/true. I can only offer you my/deepest sympathy in the loss of your/beautiful much loved Phar Lap.
|Place & Date Written:
||Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia, 06 Apr 1932