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Phar Lap's triumph at Aqua Caliente, winning his last race, 1932

Reference Number: MNZ-1048-1/4-F

Shows the race-horse, Phar Lap, winning his last race at Aqua Caliente, Mexico with Reveille Boy running two lengths behind. Elliott (Phar Lap's rider) is seen taking a peep back. Spectators are standing around in the background. Photograph taken by a photographer from the Sydney Mail 1932.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Phar Lap (Racehorse), Mexico, Racetracks (Horse racing), Horse racing and Race horses.

Part of:
Making New Zealand:Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060 (311 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Single negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File Print available in Pictorial Reference Service798. Horse Racing. Races. 1932(PFP-001442)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: The finish of the Australasian champion's race at Aqua Caliente, Mexico, which he won by two lengths from Reveille Boy. [He] started slowly but a great burst of speed along the back stretch carried him past the field at the half-mile. As Reveille Boy moved up smartly and raced neck and neck with Phar Lap, but when Elliott [Phar Lap's rider) applied ... the issue was beyond doubt, Phar Lap drawing away to win easily. (Some words are obscured by a stamp]

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