The Phar Lap Story

.:EQUUS:. Archive on January 21, 2009, 0:50


When I was in early high school the Phar Lap movie was put up on the big screen at Caulfield Racecourse in the middle of the summer months and people could come along in the late of the evening to watch the movie about this wonder horse. I loved that mum took me along.

Since then I’ve seen the movie a few more times, always amongst ‘horsy’ crowds. The movie pays attribute mainly to Phar Lap’s strapper, Tommy Woodcock and although I don’t doubt the immense effect this young man had on Big Red, I think this book by Michael Wilkinson also gives the trainer Harry Telford credit


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