Phar Lap Yearling Catalogue to be Highlight of Australia Auction

Edited from a release
The only official auction catalogue featuring the purchase and ownership of the legendary Phar Lap as a yearling will be among items to be offered at an auction of historic sporting memorabilia in Sydney, Australia Sept. 30. The 1928 catalogue is expected to fetch up to $100,000.

The son of Night Raid, Phar Lap was foaled in 1927 in New Zealand out of the Winkie mare Entreaty.

Phar Lap was offered for sale as a yearling in New Zealand before coming to Australia as a two year old. He went on to win 37 of his 51 starts before his death in America in 1932.

Other items in the auction include the framed and signed racing silks worn by Jim Cassidy when he won the 1997 Melbourne Cup on Might And Power and the ridng crop used by the great jockey Billy Cook when he won the 1942 Victoria Derby on Great Britain. The plaited leather crop has the inner flap signed by all the jockeys who rode in the 1942 Derby and is accompanied by an original mounted photograph of Great Britain winning.

Other highlights include Sir Donald Bradman's Test Captain's Baggy Green for the series against the touring England side in 1946-47. Bradman presented the cap to a young Englishman, Timothy Biles, in 1958.

Mark Waugh's personal collection, including his Centenary Test cap, one of only 12 produced and presented to him by Prime Minister John Howard in 2000, will also be offered.