This magazine cutting was amongst a large number of sympathy letters sent to his trainer and part owner Harry Telford after Phar Lap died in April, 1932. The Telford family retained the letters, and they were donated to the museum in the 1990s.

Physical Description

Square piece of white glossy paper roughly cut from a magazine. Printed on one side is a photograph of a mare and foal in a fenced yard. On the back is printed part of a photograph of a large group of people at a ferry terminal in New Zealand.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Phar Lap Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Leisure

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 20 Oct 1999

  • Date Published

    New Zealand, 1932

  • Inscriptions

    Handwritten on front in black ink: Your Lucky Breed try it again/ Try your luck with this little Beauty It will/ help your friend Woodcock to forget. He will get/ over the shock better if this chap is about the/ stables/ I like the look of this chap Bobbies/ Double. Printed on front in black ink: DAM OF PHAR LAP SOLD FOR 1500 GUINEAS. Bobbie No 2/ Entreaty, dam of Phar Lap, with a foal, full-brother to the champion racehorse, photographed at the dispersal sale of the/ Kaituna Stud, the property of the late Mr. A.F. Roberts, at Christchurch, on Easter Monday. The mare and foal were/ purchased for 1500 guineas by Mr. F.A. Armstrong, of Christchurch. Night Raid, the sire of Phar Lap, was passed in at/ 2500 guineas.

  • Classification

    Sport, Horse racing, Publications

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    18.4 cm (Length), 18.9 cm (Width)

  • Keywords

    Death & Mourning, Horse Racing, Horses, Magazines, Racing Industry, Sport, Making History - Phar Lap