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Shin Pads - Phar Lap, 1928-1932 Object Reg. No: SH 860331

Summary:
Pair of leather horse shin pads 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.
Description:
Pair of shin pads from tan coloured leather fastened with three dark brown leather straps and buckles. The top is edged with a thin dark brown leather band.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry
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 protective equipment
User: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932

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