Trainer Harry Telford commissioned noted New Zealand equine painter Stuart Reid in 1931 to produce this striking portrait of Phar Lap and jockey Jim Pike. The painting was proudly displayed in the family home for the next 50 years, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by the Telford family in the 1990s.

Physical Description

Large rectangular oil painting, depicting a jockey riding a race horse along a race track. The jockey is wearing a red cap and red jacket with black and white hooped sleeves and is holding a whip. The horse is wearing a saddle and bridle, bit and reins, and is wearing white bandages around the bottom of its front legs. White painted rails run behind the horse, and a grandstand and stable buildings are visible in the background. The painting has been framed in a gold painted plater and wooden frame.

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