Where is it from?

Association locations map

Rubber Soles - Horse, Phar Lap, 1928-1932 Object Reg. No: SH 860328

Pair of black rubber soles that were part of 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.
Set of rubber soles each consisting of an oval black rubber hoof cover attached to a brown leather strap. Hoof cover has a raised section with four grooves cut in. The sole is re-enforced with a thin metal strip which protrudes from the front of the sole. The leather strap is fastened by a metal buckle. There are eleven holes in the strap.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 10.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, recreation, rubber, horses, sport, racing industry, making history - phar lap, hoof pads, hoof supports, sole support, hoof protection
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 Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horse tack
Previous Owner: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932
User: Phar Lap (Racehorse), Australia, 1928-1932

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.

Similar items

Yes No