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Phar Lap wins Melbourne Cup (1930) (silent)

Extract from Melbourne Cup, 1930 (1930)

Extended coverage of the 1930 Melbourne Cup won by Phar Lap, filmed from a point situated on the finishing line.

Phar Lap is a legend in the history of Australian horse racing. In 1930 he won the Melbourne Cup, ridden by jockey Ken Pike. During the difficult years of the Great Depression Phar Lap’s sensational rise captured the public’s imagination. Having won every major race in Australia his owners took him to America where he mysteriously died in 1932.

NFSA: 1066155 Documentary courtesy National Film and Sound Archive

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