ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
No other treasure in the museum has the popular appeal of Phar Lap. The chestnut racehorse is the subject of legend, winning 37 of his 51 races between 1928 and 1932, before his untimely death during an ill-fated venture to the United States.
Australians were shocked at the death of their champion. Rumours were rife that Phar Lap had been deliberately poisoned by the Americans.
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