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Photograph - Phar Lap Winning Melbourne Cup, Framed, 1930 Image Reg. No: SH 990804

Framed pair of photographs depicts Phar Lap winning the 1930 Melbourne Cup, and the presentation of the trophy. It belonged to the family of his trainer Harry Telford family, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by them in the 1990s.
Two rectangular sepia photographs mounted on a rectangular brown cardboard mount. The larger photograph depicts the finish of a horse race, showing a horse and jockey just about to pass the winning post, followed by nine other horses and jockeys. Some of the jockeys' clothing has been hand painted. The smaller photograph depicts a group of people at a trophy presentation, including horse trainer Harry Telford, his son Gerald and Lord Somer, the acting Governor General. Gerald is standing on a wooden table holding a large trophy in both hands. Details about the photographs are handwritten on the mount.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 580 mm (Height), 610 mm (Width), 40 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, recreation, horses, racecourses, racing industry, photography, win, phar lap, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten on front of mount: MELBOURNE CUP ...2 Miles... FLEMINGTON 4.11.`30/ Mr H.R. Telford's PHAR LAP 1ST (J.E. Pike 9.12) ... SECOND WIND 2ND ... SHADOW KING 3RD/ Won by 3 Lengths ... Time 3.27 3/4 / PRESENTATION OF THE MELBOURNE CUP/ by Lord Somers, Acting Gov-Gen of Australia/ Broughton & ward/ 296 Pitt St/ Sydney
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Publisher: Broughton & Ward, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930
Person Depicted: Harry Telford, 1930
Person Depicted: Gerald Telford, 1930
Person Depicted: Lord Somers, 1930


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katie grob Posted on 06 Sep 2010 3:11 PM
I love Phar Lap so much his dead set my legend. His the only history I study and will eva study

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