It’s new, it’s revealing and it’s available now. It’s the latest book on racing legend Phar Lap – providing for the first time an in-depth look at his New Zealand heritage. The hard-cover book of 185 pages discloses a wealth of previously unknown information about Phar Lap’s New Zealand background. Among them are an in depth look at his breeder and how he was named; the truth about Harry Telford’s obsessive drive to buy him; an in-depth history of Harry Telford as a jockey and trainer in Australia and New Zealand; and precise details of how Phar Lap came to be purchased. Also revealed is the story of Phar Lap’s passage from Australia to America via New Zealand for his ultimate success in winning the Agua Caliente Handicap and a deep analysis of his subsequent, still mysterious, death, 16 days after that crowning achievement. for the few failures in his career, the biggest of which was the 1931 Melbourne Cup, which the authors claim was an “impossible mission”. They also divulge for the first time the true story about the sad personal life of Harry Telford.
Books - The Phar Lap Collection
Photographs of every win by Phar Lap have been found after laying “hidden” for more than 60 years. The rare pictures were discovered from the archives of Phar Lap’s owner Mr David Davis, and they have been reproduced for the first time in The Phar Lap Collection. This superb volume, printed on art-quality paper and complete with a burgundy linen presentation case, is complemented by thoroughly researched statistics and text. These previously unpublished pictures graphically illustrate the might of Phar Lap. The ease of many of his victories cannot be appreciated until you see the finishes. Little did he realise the status the race would quickly achieve. Its winners represent the Who's Who in Australasian racing. Now the story is available for the first time, with a history about the race and a blow by blow description of every race in the 200 page hard cover book 'Valley Of The Kings".
The Melbourne Cup 1861-2000 is an in-depth look at Australia’s most famous Race.