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My2Geldings 02-13-2009 01:18 AM

Phar Lap
 
The movie is probably the best horse movie I have ever watched. It was well put together and it really gave a good portrait of how the story occurred at the time. I strongly encourage people watching it. A must own.


My2Geldings 02-13-2009 01:19 AM


Barbarosa 02-13-2009 03:28 AM

Great story, excellent movie... Thanks for sharing.

toosleepy 02-13-2009 10:03 AM

That is one of my all time favorite horse movies!!!!!!!! i also love Sylvester staring melissa gilbert.

My2Geldings 02-13-2009 01:33 PM

You're very welcome. I don't think I have ever watched that movie without getting a lump in my throat.

iridehorses 02-13-2009 02:05 PM

Great movie and to this day, they don't have concrete evidence as to what killed him - just conjecture.

DarkChylde 02-16-2009 05:55 AM

I remember something about the vet report wasn't conclusive. It wasn't even deemed 'colic', tho that was what technically killed him, and was listed, but most people think he was poisoned.

A horse that can't be beat messes up the odds, ya know.:-(

I loved Seabiscuit, but I wished Phar Lap could get just as much publicity, but he wasn't an 'American' race horse, so not so many people know of him.

arastangrider 02-17-2009 02:28 AM

Haha my horse was named phar lap when I got him.

makin tracks 02-20-2009 06:53 PM

I saw his heart at the Melbourne Cup one year. Its is massive, you wonder how it fitted in his chest. And when you realise how many big races he ran and how close together they were, he must have been awsome.

You'd never run a horse like that now days.

Kiki 03-24-2009 09:11 PM

Yeah go Phar Lap. A recent hair follicle DNA test discovered he was poisined with arsenic. I could say alot about this but I've been in trouble for opening my mouth on here so I'll shut up.


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