This cap was made by Ballantynes for horse trainer HarryTelford, to compliment his racing colours of red, black and white.

A cap of this colour was used by jockeys riding the champion race horse Phar Lap from his first race in 1929 until his last in late 1930, as Telford's lease of Phar Lap ran ou in February 1931t. As his owner David Davis then sold a half share toTelford, Phar Lap was from then on run under the Davis/Telford partnership colours, which had red and green hoops on the sleeve and a black cap.

The original colour was also used on caps worn by jockeys riding subsequent horses he trained and owned. This cap was retained by the Telford family, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by them in the 1990s.

Physical Description

A round domed cap constructed from red silk, with a red silk covered stiffen brim at the front. On the top is a self covered button. At the front is an attached length of red ribbon which has been tied to form a bow. The inside is covered with a cream cotton material, at the top of which is sewn a white manufacturer's label.

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