||death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, correspondence
|Themes this item is part of:
||Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
||Text: Wouldn't be surprised if/Woodcock comes to an untimely end/Dear Mr. Telford/Please don't let the inquiry/into Phar Laps death lapse. I fell sure/that magnificent hoses was deliberately/poisoned & 2 paddocks sprayed so/cleverly with poison. Knowing that/the world's wonder horse was near/[Illegible] his daily food. In any/civilised country if poison is/sprayed a notice is put up to/that effect to save even a dog/from being poisoned. Then/who was responsible for/spraying the paddocks & not/putting up notices to that effect.