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Few of those gathered at Sydney Harbour to farewell Phar Lap would have imagined that it was the last they would see of him alive.
Now you can all say goodbye to the conqueror. Like Christopher Columbus, he's going to discover America. Let's hope he's as successful as Chris was!
Good luck Phar Lap. Australia's with you. I'll say we are! Goodbye old man!
—Commentary, The Mighty Conqueror, 1931
Footage courtesy of ScreenSound Australia