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Phar Lap's shoes (2nd of 1)

Phar Lap's shoes

Even in 2012, 80 years after the racehorse died, Phar Lap continued to have great sentimental appeal in New Zealand. Brendan and Jo Lindsay spent about $40,000 at a Melbourne auction to obtain a set of Phar Lap's shoes. Brendan Lindsay said, 'I wanted to make sure the shoes came back to New Zealand so all New Zealanders can enjoy them.'

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Jock Phillips, 'Sport and the nation - Nationalism rampant, 1900 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013