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Tales From Te Papa - Phar Lap Television (Full Length Episode) – 2009 Educational

Tales From Te Papa - Phar Lap

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2009 Educational

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Phar Lap — the pavlova of the equine world — is the subject of this episode in a series looking at some of Te Papa’s holdings. Bred and trained in New Zealand, he spent most of his outstanding racing career in Australia (before dying in suspicious circumstances in California) and is regarded as a national treasure on both sides of the Tasman. His fate reflects those claims, with his skeleton at Te Papa, his hide in Melbourne and his heart in Canberra. This mini-doco backgrounds Phar Lap’s life and includes some of the scarce footage available of him.

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Thomas Robins

Director

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Chris Paulin

Subject

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Simon Morton

Presenter

The only way they’re going to beat Phar Lap over there is if they breed a horse with wings and get Kingsford-Smith to ride him.
– Jockey Jim Pike (before Phar Lap's trip to America)