Friday 1 May 2020

Peter Pan (Australia, 1978)

Peter Pan was an Australian racehorse, born in 1929 and a household name across Australia in the 1930s. He won the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s premier horse race, in 1932 and 1934, but had a life affected by illness (trust me, read the Wiki page and you’ll be wanting a movie about the relationship between Peter Pan and his trainer Frank McGrath Snr.

The first link below is to newsreel footage of the 1934 Melbourne Cup. It’s one of those videos where you can reflect both on how much and how little has changed in 86 years…

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