The Phar Lap Story
by Michael Wilkinson
Budget Books, 1983, b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 086901008X
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners
'Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November 1930. he was acclaimed as 'the greatest racehorse ever'. It is possible that his feats will never be beaten.
But the story of Phar Lap is more than that of a remarkable horse. It is the story of the Depression, of winning and losing in hard times. There is the battling trainer, who couldn't even pay his own feed bill, who bought Phar Lap sight-unseen for 160 guineas, which he didn't have.'