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Pair of Stirrups - Steel, Phar Lap Object Reg. No: SH 990722

Pair of stirrups believed to have been used by jockeys riding the champion racehorse Phar Lap. It was retained by the family of his trainer Harry Telford, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by them in the 1990s.
A pair of steel stirups, each consisting of a D shaped ring with an long oval loop at the top, which was originally attached to a leather strap. The bottom of the loop is flat and flares out to hold the rider's foot. The footrest has a long oval hole in the centre, around which are three scored rings.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 120 mm (Height), 110 mm (Width), 30 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: measurement of one stirrup

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horse tack
Inscriptions: Inscribed into bottom of each stirrup: ALEX MORRISON MELBOURNE/ HANDFORGED SUPER(?) STEEL (both inscriptions are worn in places.)
Manufacturer: Alex Morrison, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932

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