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Photograph - Phar Lap's Entourage, Agua Caliente, 1932 Image Reg. No: MM 106653

Summary:
Rectangular black and white photograph of four men in front of a car, with a decorative printed border.

This photograph, taken in Mexico in March 1932, depicts Phar Lap's trainer Tommy Woodcock, race jockey Bill Elliott, track jockey Jack Martin and farrier James Smith. It was taken after the running of the Agua Caliente Handicap, on March 20th, and shows the group relaxing after the pressures of the race had dissipated.

It was printed on March 24th in San Diego, as the group headed back to San Franciso. This copy was the property of Canadian James Smith, the only member of the group not from Australia.
Description:
Rectangular black and white glossy photograph of four men in front of a car, with a decorative printed border. There is a black printer's stamp on the back.
Description Of Content:
Rectangular black and white photograph of four men in front of a car, with a decorative printed border.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Smith, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 100 mm (Height), 155 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: horse racing, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Phar Lap in America, 1932, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Stamped on back of photograph: BUNNELL PHOTO SHOP/ 1033 SIXTH ST. SAN DIEGO/ TRADE MARK/ FRAMEDGE/ REGISTERED/ MAR 24 1932/ PHOTO FINISHING HEADQUARTERS/ 54
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Printer: Bunnell Photo Shop, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 1932
Person Depicted: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 1932
Person Depicted: Mr William (Bill) Elliot, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 1932
Person Depicted: Mr Jack Martin, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 1932
Person Depicted: Mr James Smith, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 1932
References: http://museumvictoria.com.au/pharlap/ Accessed 10/02/2010

Geoff Armstrong and Peter Thompson, `Phar Lap', Allen & Urwin, 2000

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