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Phar Lap (Horsegears opinion only)



Forequarters: Ideal limb/body length proportions, good cannon length, open shoulder and elbow joints indicating strength, rather than stride. Shoulder length is good. The open joints give Phar Lap a bias towards strength and speed through his fore, rather then endurance. Although a reasonable distance horizontally between chest and wither also ensures potential for stride length,

Core: Even girth depth, and long barrel leaving plenty of room for heart, and particularly lung expansion through the horizontal barrel depth., although only an even girth depth to support the longer back leaving possible weakness.

Hindquarters: Slightly leaner through the croup and femur, and orientated towards stride extension & length, producing superior endurance. This stride intension from the allows greater under reach and superior levering to lift the forequarters lengthening stride potential.

Distance gearing: (Puff factor) 1300 - 1800m (6 1/2 - 9f)

Overview: Phar Lap was a Champion at a monster height of 17hh, and does defies some logic. Distance gearing indicates strength/sprint in conformation through the fore, which is unusual, as he was able to sustain this over endurance distances, winning the Melbourne Cup over 3200m (16f) . Not ideally balanced with strength through the fore, and stride intension through the hind. Overall a longer, rather than taller type.


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