Letter - Unknown to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13438

This letter of sympathy was one of a large number sent to his trainer and part owner Harry Telford after Phar Lap died in April, 1932. The Telford family retained the letters, and they were donated to the museum in the 1990s.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Width), 15.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: death mourning, horse racing, racism, horses, sport, racing industry, correspondence, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: To Mr. Telford/You have the/deepest sympathy of all/sincere sports in the loss of/the wonderful horse Phar Lap/but not so your Jew partner/who is not we call a sport/but a money grabber./One also feels terribly sorry/for his constant attendant/Tom Woodcock.

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