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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Acknowledgement:
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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