If the size of the text in this page is too small, please either turn javascript on or adjust the default text size of your browser.
Title Image: Leaving Australia
Agua Caliente Handicap on film

 Phar Lap wins at Agua Caliente

Windows media playerIf you don't have the free Windows Media Player you can download it from Microsoft.

Transcript

Phar Lap looks quite at home as he goes down to the starting gate. He's wearing the bandages on the fore-legs, just as he did in all his Australian races...
They're off and a good line but Phar Lap is cut off by the outside horses. And he commences to drop back...
Phar Lap has dropped back to the rear of the field. He is out wide and keeping clear of the other horses...
They're going towards the turn now, out of the straight...
Phar Lap is commencing to move up. He's running seventh now... Phar Lap goes up to Cabezo, he's shooting by the horses now, and he takes the lead...
Phar Lap has just unwound a terrific run, but he shows no signs of weakening as he comes towards the home turn...
Reveille Boy moves up to Phar Lap...they're racing neck-and-neck now... Elliot is riding very hard, but Phar Lap's got it...
Come on Phar Lap! Phar Lap, you beauty!

- Race caller, Agua Caliente Handicap, The Mighty Conqueror, 1931

Footage courtesy of ScreenSound Australia




© Museum Victoria Australia