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Horseshoes - Phar Lap, Agua Caliente, 1932 Object Reg. No: SH 860332

Summary:
Pair of grey metal horseshoes belong to a collection of Phar Lap's equipment which had been keep in a suitcase by his strapper Tommy Woodcock as a memorial to his beloved friend.

He brought the suitcase to the Museum of Victoria in 1979, and donated it and the contents to the Museum. Museum staff remember that he was visibly moved as he carefully removed each item from the case, such was his affection for the horse.

An American vet specially made these shoes for Phar Lap after he was injured preparing for the Agua Caliente Handicap in Mexico in 1932.
Description:
Pair of circular dark grey metal horse shoes, with a red rubber inlay. The shoes are fastened together with a hook and each has several holes around it.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.50 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry, horseshoes
Themes this item is part of: Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), 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
Place & Date Made: California, United States of America, 1932
Place & Date Used: Mexico, 1932
User: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Agua Caliente, Mexico, 1932

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