the only other animals to capture the imagination of the Australian public
in such a way were Archer and Chainsaw. Archer twice walked all the way from
Nowra and back to win the first two Melbourne Cups. (Nowra in New South
Wales is 800 km from Melbourne.) Then there was Chainsaw - the bucking
Brahman bull - but that is another story.
You can still wonder at Pahrlap's mighty frame - he has
pride of place (now preserved and stuffed) in the
For generations, he has been the most popular exhibit in the museum.
The racecourse at Towong
where much of the film Pharlap was shot.