Author: Rhett Kirkwood
Phar Lap's hero status has endured for some 75 years and shows no sign of abating.
Such was his grit that his spirit transcended racing. he was the foal from the backblocks of NZ who became champion of the world; the tall poppy who refused to be cut down; the winner who continually beat the odds.
They changed the rules to beat him, but couldn't; on many occasions bookmakers would not set any price about him winning; and he was so invincible that on occasion trainers preferred not to run against him.
But despite everything that has been written; no matter how well documented the Museum exhibits; or embellished are some latter-day versions of Phar Lap's story; until now, something has been missing - photographs of his wins.
This book remedies that situation with his story being complemented by pictures of his 37 victories which emphasise Phar Lap's power and the ease with which he won many of his races.