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Phar Lap jockey's saddle, 1930-32

This racing saddle belonged to jockey Billy Elliot, who role Phar Lap on seven occasions between 1930 and 1932, winning every race, including his final race at Agua Caliente, Mexico, in March 1932.


Thoroughbred, 1936: Stormalong's last race

This black-and-white clip from the feature film 'Thoroughbred' (1936) shows the champion horse Stormalong racing in the Melbourne Cup, being shot and then dying after winning. It opens with scenes of the race intercut with scenes of spectators and a glimpse of a gunman. The action then shifts to trainer Tommy Dawson (Frank ...