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Pair of Horseshoes - Phar Lap, 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 931199

Summary:
Shoes believed to have been worn by Phar Lap.

They originally belonged to Mr Bert Wolfe, Sporting Editor for the Melbourne Herald.

Mrs Wolfe also donated a hand-written pedigree of Phar Lap, framed which had hung in her husband's office. Mr. Wolfe was formerly a member of the staff of the Sporting Globe.
Description:
Two aluminium horse shoes, showing signs of wear. Each shoe is a mirror image of the other, the curve being slightly irregular on one side. Each shoe has fourteen nail-holes, which are in a groove which runs the length of the shoe. The three nearest to each end are closer together than the rest.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Elise Wolfe
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.00 cm (Height), 0.60 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, recreation, 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 Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horseshoes
Inscriptions: Stamped on metal: WOODS/ PM[Illegible]09/ 6H
Manufacturer: Woods, Australia, 1928-1932
User: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932

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