Phar Lap PDF/EPUB Ú Hardcover

Phar Lap PDF/EPUB Ú Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Phar Lap
  • Geoff Armstrong
  • English
  • 15 June 2015
  • 9781865083469

6 thoughts on “Phar Lap

  1. Peter Peter says:

    I wanted to read a riveting biography of whom some people argue was one of the greatest horses of all time; instead I got a lesson in Australian betting Phar Lap's races get short shrift here with some getting nary a sentence In between races it's packed with wagering strategy The book is riddled with Australian betting terminology so much that it had me running to the glossary at the back of the book Bystanders who were watching the totalisator noticed the addition of 200 5 units to the total with the result that Phar Lap was showing a dividend of ₤1 12 read a section out of a newspaper Huh?The death of Phar Lap was the only chapter that got my undivided attention Without the wagering info it focused solely on what did and didn't cause the horse's untimely death I just wish there was writing like that


  2. Lisa James Lisa James says:

    This bio of Australia's most famous racehorse the mystery surrounding his death at the time makes for excellent reading for those who are racing or just horse fans We learn about the tragic death of his young one time rider who was his biggest fan as the result of a really nasty spill in the middle of a race We learn about the feud between his trainer his American half owner We learn about the time Phar Lap was shot at walking to the track to practice All in all it was a fascinating look at the personalities involved in the sport of Australian horse racing at the beginning of last century


  3. Wendy Wendy says:

    Phar Lap's story was a moving one and a tragic one It's a pity his story is so often overlooked and forgotten in American media when he was undoubtedly one of the greatest Thoroughbreds ever to race He certainly belongs up there with the other immortals named in lists of all time greatsAnd despite being Australian well technically a New Zealander but Australia was where he raced he even counts because he raced in North America once It would've undoubtedly been a tour de force if he hadn't diedMuch like Sysonby before him he never really got to prove himself across the water although that one race he did run was stellar Running with a bleeding hoof he still shattered the fieldI recommend this for any horse racing fan for your knowledge of racing isn't complete without it I recommend it for non fans because Phar Lap's story is a good one if sad and worthwhile


  4. Katherine McMorrow Katherine McMorrow says:

    This horse was amazing


  5. Hildegart Hildegart says:

    I bought this book on ebay from Australia Phar Lap was an extraordinary horse It even discussed some possibilities for Phar Lap's death and which one was most likely


  6. Laura Laura says:

    It reads like a story of betting on Phar Lap than it does like a story of Phar Lap


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Phar Lap❰Reading❯ ➹ Phar Lap Author Geoff Armstrong – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk A tribute to Australia's greatest racing horse ever Presented with archival photographs the book is a record of Phar Lap's life and achievements and a chronicle of his impact on the culture of Austral A tribute to Australia's greatest racing horse ever Presented with archival photographs the book is a record of Phar Lap's life and achievements and a chronicle of his impact on the culture of Australia Also included are stories from Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson specially commissioned pieces by prominent racing figures and contributions from staff at the Museum of Victoria the final resting place of the champion For decades schoolchildren have visited the museum; this book is published to coincide with its reopening when Phar Lap its most famous exhibit will take pride of place.