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Cap - Jockey, Telford Colours, Phar Lap, 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 990794

The cap was made by Ballantynes for horse trainer Harry Telford, to compliment his racing colours of red, black and white. They were used by jockeys riding the champion race horse Phar Lap from his first race in 1929 until his last in late 1930, as in February 1931 Telford's lease of Phar Lap ran out. As his owner David Davis then sold a half share to Telford, Phar Lap was from then on run under the Davis/Telford partnership colours, which had red and green hoops on the sleeve and a black cap. These were also the colours used by Telford on subsequent horses he trained and owned.
A round domed cap constructed from red silk, with a red silk covered stiffen brim at the front. On the top is a self covered button. At the front is an attached length of red ribbon which has been tied to form a bow. The inside is covered with a cream cotton material, at the top of which is sewn a white manufacturer's label.
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), 200 mm (Width), 250 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, recreation, racing industry, sport, sportswear, horses, headwear, 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, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Leisure Collection, Jim Pike, Jockey (1892-1969), Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: jockey uniforms
Inscriptions: Printed on internal label: Ballantynes
Manufacturer: Ballantynes, 1928 or later
Commissioned By: Harry Telford, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928 or later

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