The poor horse should have been buried at the post at Flemington.
Instead New Zealand’s Te Papa Tongarewa has the skeleton, the Melbourne Museum has the hide, and the National Museum in Canberra has the heart.
Victoria was trying to get them all together for an exhibition which would have well and truly hoovered up the bogan bucks.
Sadly the boffins here in Canberra have declared the heart to be too fragile to move:
The National Museum of Australia said the request to loan the heart was declined because research indicated there would be an extreme risk of damage during transit.
“Phar Lap’s heart is in an extremely fragile condition and the risk of damage to the organ from shock and vibration associated with transport is considerable,” the museum’s director, Andrew Sayers, said.
It’ll be a while before the Victorians share their toys with us now.