Phar Lap

Winx Closes Out Storied Career With 33rd Consecutive Victory

Australian champion mare Winx provided a fairy tale ending to an historic Thoroughbred racing career on Saturday at Royal Randwick in Sydney, defeating males in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the third consecutive career and extending her winning streak to 33 races. Twenty-five of those wins for the 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry […]

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Newly-Released Phar Lap Book Promises ‘New Information’ on Horse’s Death

How many books have been written about the New Zealand-bred, Australian-raced super horse Phar Lap?  Probably too many. But a new one by life-long racetracker Biff Lowry is different. The book, titled ‘Killing Phar Lap,’ gleans information from the memory of a retired race track veterinarian who, as a young boy, lived with his family in […]

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Phar Lap’s Body Digitally Reassembled by Robot

Like something out of a science fiction novel, officials at the National Museum of Australia have managed to create a digital version of legendary racehorse Phar Lap. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s Museum Robot took measurements of the horse’s heart (housed in a jar of formaldehyde in the National Museum of Australia), his […]

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Researchers Hope to Crack Phar Lap’s Genetic Code

Researchers are hoping to learn about the famed Phar Lap by sequencing the champion’s DNA. University of Sydney veterinary scientists hope that there may be clues about Phar Lap’s atypical speed and strength. Researchers will be working with a fragment of one of Phar Lap’s teeth, courtesy of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa […]

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Video: Black Caviar wins 14th consecutive race

Black Caviar matched the record of the great Phar Lap when she raced to her 14th straight victory, winning the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield in Melbourne, Australia by four lengths. She has actually outdone Phar Lap, who won 14 straight races in 1930-31 but finished second in his first and last race that season, reports […]

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The Zenyatta of ‘down under,’ Black Caviar captures the imagination of Australia

She hasn’t yet equaled Zenyatta’s record of unbeaten wins, but Black Caviar stands to equal that of the great Phar Lap’s when she hits the track for her 14th contest next month. When she runs, it’s a national event. She’s never been beaten in 13 starts, and has been declared the best racehorse in the […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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