The Scottish Mail on Sunday

A jibe too Phar

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TI­MARU mayor Da­mon Odey has in­vited Lions tour man­ager John Spencer to visit the place he de­scribed as a ‘one-horse gold-min­ing town where the gold has run out’.

Spencer made his com­ments in a book about the 1971 tour of New Zealand. Odey said: ‘I’d love to show him round. Our one horse was called Phar Lap and as for gold, we were the third best per­form­ing place, based on per capita, at the Olympics.’

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