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Horseshoe - Phar Lap, Agua Caliente, 1932 Object Reg. No: SH 950011

This horseshoe was given to the donor by Phar Lap's strapper, Tommy Woodcock, during the 1980s, after he recorded several oral history sessions with him.

Tommy Woodcock told the donor that Phar Lap had worn the shoe during the Agua Caliente Handicap in Mexico in 1932. It was especially made for him to assist him to run on the hard track.
Metal horseshoe, with 10 holes for nails around the rim. Made of cast iron, now worn and beginning to be pitted. This is not a standard horseshoe, as it has a ridge towards the front of the shoe, and a projection on the left end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr E. Browne, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.00 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width), 12.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, horseshoes, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Phar Lap in America, 1932, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horseshoes
User: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Agua Caliente, Mexico, 1932

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