PHAR LAP (NZ) ch. G, 1926
DP = 0-0-0-0-4 (4) DI = 0.00 CD = -2.00 - 51 Starts, 37 Wins, 3 Places, 2 Shows Career Earnings: A$66,738
Owner: David Davis and Harry Telford Breeder: Alick Roberts Winnings: 51 Starts: 37 - 3 - 2, A$66,738
At 3: WON Victoria Derby, AJC Derby, Rosehill Guineas, Craven Plate
At 4: WON AJC Plate, Melbourne S, AJC Spring S, C.B. Fisher Plate, Linlithgow S, AJC ST. Leger S, VRC ST. Leger S, Melbourne Cup, W.S. Cox Plate, AJC Chipping Norton S, AJC Chelmsford S, RRC Hill S, Craven Plate
At 5: WON VATC Underwood S, VATC Memsie S, RRC Hill S, Melbourne S, AJC Spring S, VATC Futurity S, VATC ST. George S, Craven Plate, W.S. Cox Plate
At 6: WON Caliente H. (NTR)
His name derives from a misspelled Thai word that means “lightning”. Sold Trentham Sales 160 guineas.
Just 2 weeks after his first race overseas, he died of a massive hemorrhage caused by a large dose of Arsenic. Claims range from Gangster plots to contaminated hay & even an accidental tonic overdose by a handler. No one knows for sure. What is surly known is that like his name he brought light in the darkest of times and for that he will always be known as Australia’s “Wonder Horse”.