Keyword: Phar Lap

  • Black Caviar
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    Analysis: Finding a Match for Black Caviar

    by Anne Peters<br />Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.

  • Phar Lap Redux

    <em>By Morton Cathro</em> - News reports from Australia alleging that the country's legendary wonder horse, Phar Lap, died not of colic but of deliberate arsenic poisoning, has thrust affluent Atherton, a secluded enclave on the San Francisco peninsula, into the limelight once again.

  • New Claim: Arsenic Poisoning Killed Phar Lap

    Arsenic killed Australasia's greatest racehorse Phar Lap near San Francisco 74 years ago, a new scientific study alleges. The story in the Rupert Murdoch-owned (Melbourne) <i>Sun-Herald</i> suggests that the finding 'reveals' that Phar Lap was poisoned.

  • Legendary saddle highlight of Woolf collection.

    Woolf's 'Lucky Saddle' Creates a Stir

    George Woolf's "lucky saddle," which he used when he guided Seabiscuit to victory over War Admiral in the 1938 Pimlico Special, is the centerpiece of a major auction of much of the great rider's racing collection July 20 in Beverly Hills.

  • Melbuhn Musings

    <i>By Victor Zast </i> -- The Melbourne Cup is only race in the world for which a holiday is proclaimed and on which 90% of a country's population will bet.