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Saddle - Training, Phar Lap, 1930s Object Reg. No: HT 12376

Pale leather saddle worn by Phar Lap during training and trackwork. It was retained by family of his trainer Harry Telford family, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by them in the 1990s.
Pale leather training saddle made of padded leather, reinforced with a double layer beneath the saddle flap. Saddle features two leather straps on either side of the saddle strap, and no stirrup irons.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 40.0 cm (Height), 26.0 cm (Width), 57.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, saddlery, horses, sport, racing industry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horse equipment
Inscriptions: Label attached beneath the skirt: MAKER OF ALL RACING AND HUNTING REQUISITES/ ALEX MORRISON/ Saddler/ MELBOURNE
Manufacturer: Alex Morrison, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932

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