A collection of memorabilia on legendary thoroughbred Phar Lap is going upwardly for auction inwards Commonwealth of Australia on Sunday.
Some 56 items from the Phar Lap collection of Dario Dicarla of Melbourne are going nether the hammer inwards Abacus Auction’s sale of sporting memorabilia as well as collectibles.
Lots on offering include many photographs as well as race programmes, including the now-rare 1930 as well as 1931 Cox Plate racedays, as well as the Melbourne Cups from 1929 to 1931. The 1931 Cox Plate programme is expected to fetch $10,000.
Dicarla is an avid collector of stamps, antique toys as well as Equus caballus racing. He was kicked out of schoolhouse at 15, afterward he was caught at the TAB (his Equus caballus was scratched). He has had shares inwards racehorses
since 1994, including a portion of Arapaho Miss who won the VRC Oaks inwards 2007. His Equus caballus racing collection has focused on Australian champions: Phar Lap, Carbine, Rising Fast, Gloaming as well as Bernborough. The highlight is his Phar Lap collection, which includes pieces formerly owned yesteryear the fundamental players inwards the Phar Lap story: auctioneer D.W.J.Gould, strapper Tommy Woodcock, possessor Charles Davis, trainer Harry Telford as well as jockeys Jack Baker, Jim Pike as well as Billy Elliott.
Lot 376 is expected to fetch the highest price, at $30,000. It is a twosome of Phar Lap’s shoes, ane front end as well as ane hind, archivally mounted inwards a frame alongside an master copy photograph of Phar Lap alongside jockey Billy Elliot. The lot includes the master copy frame alongside a moving-picture exhibit of Tommy Woodcock belongings the front end shoe, a alphabetic lineament of authenticity from main farrier Dick Bell, as well as a CD of Tommy Woodcock talking nearly the shoes inwards 1982. The lot was bought yesteryear Dario Dicarla at Mossgreen auctions inwards 2015 for $24,400.
Many lots including pictures arrive at from the $100 to $200 mark, merely at the other destination of the scale is a window mounted master copy photograph of Phar Lap at the 1930 Melbourne Cup alongside the official programme, which has a pre-auction approximate of $12,000.
Phar Lap’s racing bridle that was used during the 1930-31 season, every bit good every bit a whip used yesteryear Billy Elliott, are every bit good amidst the lots.
Many other Equus caballus racing items every bit good characteristic inwards the sale, including a display of Carbine, alongside a horse-shoe, ex Auckland Museum, a strap from his saddle, as well as a photograph, window mounted as well as archivally framed. It is expected to fetch $2500.
The silks that Rising Fast’s jockey wore inwards the 1954 Melbourne Cup is expected to fetch $10,000, piece a shoe provided yesteryear the horse’s trainer is estimated at $1200.
The auction volition accept house from 11am at Abacus Auction’s showrooms inwards Glen Waverley, Victoria, on May 19.