Author: Graeme Putt & Pat McCord
Publication date: November 2009
Extent: 186 pp
This book reveals a wealth of previously unknown information about Phar Lap's New Zealand background. Phar Lap: The Untold Story covers his breeding and naming; the truth about Harry Telford's obsessive drive to buy him; an in-depth history of Harry Telford as a jockey and trainer in Australia and New Zealand and the true story about his sad personal life.
Also revealed is the story of Phar Lap's passage from Australia to America via New Zealand for his ultimate success in winning the Agua Caliente Handicap and his subsequent, still mysterious death, sixteen days after that crowning achievement.