|Nickname:||" Bobby", Big Red or Red Terror|
|Breeding:||Night Raid - Entreaty (by Winkie).|
|Born - Died:||Timaru, New Zealand, 4 October 1926 - Menlo Park, California, April 5, 1932.|
|Country Born:||New Zealand|
|Owned By:||American - Mr David Davis & HR Telford|
|Trained By:||Harry Telford|
|Country(s) raced in:||Australia and Mexico|
|Race Record:||51 starts, 37 wins, three seconds and two 3rds.|
|Claim to Fame:||
Pharlap was unbeaten at 1¼ miles (seven wins); 1½¸ miles (eight wins); 1¾ miles (three wins) and 2¼ miles (one win). He also won four races from six starts at two miles, including the 1930 Melbourne Cup with 15 lb. (6.8 kg.)
An Australian National icon, Pharlap was one of the greatest horses to ever race in Australia. Born in a little place called Timaru in New Zealand he was sold for only 160 guineas (approx US $130) and taken to Australia where he did most of his racing.
Unfortunately he died tragically in California USA under mysterious circumstance at only 5 years old only days after defying the odds to win an international race at Agua Caliente in Mexico.
Phar Lap beat top competition on two continents in such impressive fashion that his achievements will be remembered for many years to come.