Jockey's Pass belonging to Harry Telford, who later went on to train the champion race horse Phar Lap. Issued by the "The Western Australian Turf Club", for the period from 1st August 1905 to 31st July 1906.

Physical Description

Small, folded black leather pass with initials of the turf club embossed onto front in gold. Paper form attached to inside, with name of club, pass number, jockey's details, and membership duration. Name of jockey and duration of license is handwritten in black ink.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Phar Lap Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Working Life & Trades, Leisure

  • Acquisition Information

    Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999

  • Acknowledgement

    Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

  • Original Owner

    Harry Telford, Western Australia, Australia, 1905

  • Inscriptions

    Embossed in gold onto front of pass: "TWATC" Printed on inside top section in black: "The Western Australian Turf Club / PASS No. 44 / H.Telford / is duly licensed as a JOCKEY / from 1/8/05 to 31/7/06 / and is admitted to all Courses in Western Australia / under the jurisdiction of The Western Australian / Turf Club." Printed on inside lower section in black: "JOCKEY'S PASS. / This Pass is the property of The Western Australian / Turf Club, and is subject to immediate / withdrawal. / NOT TRANSFERABLE. / E. C. D. KEYSER, / SECRETARY."

  • Classification

    Sport, Horse racing, Licenses

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions - Folded

    7.6 cm (Length), 5.1 cm (Width), 0.3 cm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Horse Racing, Horses, Licences, Racing Industry, Recreation, Sport, Making History - Phar Lap