||death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, correspondence
|Themes this item is part of:
||David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
||Text: To Mr. Davis/Dear Sir,/Though it is rather/late in the day, but will you/accept my sympathy as a/stranger at the loss of your/dear old Australian Horse Phar-/Lap. I never saw the dear old/fellow but have often read of him/and seen his photos in the papers./I am a great horse fancier. I was/one time a champion Lady/Rider of New South Wales,/won thirty seven prizes for riding/over jumps, also won prizes for flat/riding. Do you remember Fairfield/a Melbourne horse? He was one/of the horse which I rode, and won/with. And another steeplechase/chase horse Marjory, from Melbourne/I rode at West Maitland/Show. Phar Laps photo came out/in different papers but the one/that came out in the Sportiing/Globe is the most Beautiful/picture of all, and I am going/to have it framed, and/hung up in my room in/remembrance of Phar Lap. I/have a photo of myself on horse/back which I would like to have/painted, and I wondering if you/would kindly tell me the name/and the address of the man who/painted Phar Lap as it came/out in the "Globe". In my sporting/Show Days my name was/Miss Lizzie Lowther, no doubt/you have read about me. Again/I extend my deepest sympathy for/Phar Lap.
|Place & Date Written:
||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia, 11 May 1932