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Presentation Sash - VRC St. Leger, Phar Lap, Burgundy, 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 990799

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Ribbon

Sash presented to champion race horse Phar Lap after winning the VRC St. Leger Stakes at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on the 1st March, 1930. It was retained by family of his trainer Harry Telford family, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by them in the 1990s.
Description:
Presentation sash consisting of a long length of burgundy woven silk, doubled over to form a loop. Along the bottom edges are long pieces of gold metal fringing. The sash is treaded through a large rectangular sterling silver buckle, held in place by three prongs. Around the front edge of the buckle are large engraved letters.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 155 mm (Width), 1710 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: length is measurement of ribbon folded in half

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Tagged with: awards, horse racing, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry, sashes, 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, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: awards
Inscriptions: Printed in gold vertically along front: V.R.C. ST. LEGER/ 1930

Engraved on front of buckle: ST. LEGER STAKES 1930/ FLEMINGTON

Stamped on back of buckle: ST SIL/ WM DRUMMOND & CO/ MELBOURNE
Presented By: Victorian Racing Club, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1930
Original Owner: Harry Telford, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1930 or later

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