Phar Lap

Geoff Armstrong and Peter Thompson
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The definitive book on this much loved and much lauded Australian icon.

For decades schoolchildren have made the pilgrimage to the Museum of Victoria to see the final resting place of our greatest racing horse ever. No wonder Phar Lap holds a special place in the hearts of Australians.

Phar Lap is a fitting tribute to the legend. Beautifully presented with numerous archival photographs including some never published before, it's a detailed record of his life and achievements and a chronicle of his impact on the culture of our nation. Contents include stories from Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson, specially commissioned pieces by prominent racing identities and contributions by Museum staff who have guarded the exhibit over the years.

Generations of Australians have gazed in awe at the towering red champion with the mighty heart. Now at last he'll take pride of place in a stunning new museum. This book celebrates his return.

Author bio:

Geoff Armstrong has been involved in sports writing as author, editor, publisher and researcher for over a decade. He wrote the official centenary book of the Sheffield Shield 'A Century of Summers' and he compiled and edited the rugby league anthology 'The Greatest Game'. He is co-author with Mark Gately of the first history of Australia in international one-day cricket and together with Mike Whitney he wrote 'Whiticisms'. Geoff also worked with Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh on all seven of Waugh's best-selling books.

Peter Thompson's fascination with racing began when his grandmother backed Piping Lane at 40-1 to win the 1972 Melbourne Cup. As a commentator on sporting issues, his opinions have been read in the Age, The Financial Review and BRW and heard as that of 'Thommo from the Track' on Melbourne Radio's 3AW.

As an owner of several slow horses, he has often been heard to invoke the chant of the hopelessly optimistic: 'Even Phar Lap ran last in his first

Category: History
ISBN: 9781865083469
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: October 2000
Page Extent: 256
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: History