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Photograph - Phar Lap, Billy Elliot & Tommy Woodcock, Agua Caliente, Mexico, 20 Mar 1932 Image Reg. No: MM 106655

Summary:
Photograph, taken in Mexico on 20th March 1932, depicts the race horse Phar Lap, after winning the Agua Caliente Handicap. His trainer Tommy Woodcock holds his reins, while race jockey Bill Elliott sits on his back. A crowd of people are in the background, including farrier James Smith, who is holding what is possibly Phar Lap's blanket, and a man holding the winner's wreath.

This copy was the property of James Smith, Phar Lap's Canadian farrier.
Description:
Rectangular professional black and white glossy photograph.
Description Of Content:
Rectangular professional black and white photograph of a man holding the rein of a racehorse, on which sits a male jockey.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Smith, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 128 mm (Height), 177 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: horse racing, horses, racing industry, racecourses, recreation
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: Printed on front of photograph: 9/ 3-20-32/ Phar Lap/ Wm. Elliot up/ A.C.B.C Hdcp/ $50 000 Added
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 20 Mar 1932
Person Depicted: Mr William (Bill) Elliot, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 20 Mar 1932
Person Depicted: Mr James Smith, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 20 Mar 1932
Horse Depicted: Phar Lap (Racehorse), Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 20 Mar 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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