NZ Biography: Phar Lap

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:23 pm on 23 May 2019

Today we are breaking new ground with our Biography subject. It's the first non-human to be featured. It's the greatest racehorse New Zealand has produced. Or should that be Australia? Phar Lap. 

The horse is revered on both sides of the Tasman, so much so that a pair of his shoes sold at auction in 2015 for $25,000. And it looks like they're going under the hammer again soon -  the estimated value is $30,000, now.

The horse's story is entwined with that of his trainer Henry Telford and Graeme Putt is here to talk to us about the pair. Graeme is the co-author of Phar Lap - The Untold Story

An undated handout photo of legend racehorse Phar Lap.

An undated handout photo of Phar Lap. Photo: AAP

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