Robot Brings Racehorse Phar Lap’s Body Together Digitally

For years three major parts of Phar Lap’s body have been housed in pieces at three museums in two countries.

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The body of Phar Lap, one of Australia’s most famous racehorses, will be brought together virtually by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s (CSIRO) Museum Robot at the National Museum of Australia.

Phar Lap, foaled in Timaru, New Zealand, in 1926, was trained in Sydney, Australia, by Harry Telford. During his racing career, 17.1 hand Phar Lap started as the favorite in three successive Melbourne Cups, and in 1930, he won a race on each of the four days of the 1930 Flemington spring carnival, including the Melbourne Cup.

Phar Lap’s heart weighs 6.51 kilograms and is 50% larger than a normal horse’s heart

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