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There occurred at the Knoz country (fed) fair, the other day, a scene never before witnessed by the oldest resident, and one that will be remembered to their dying day by every one who saw it It waia rattling fight between two stallions. The animals were being exhibited when a team of horses ran away and dart among tbe blood stock. Instantly all was commotion. The blooded rrares began i eigbing, which two stallions seemed to interpret as a tort of battle cry. They - broke away rrom their keepers and daehed at each other like mad. Both snorted terribly, and the fire seemed to flash from their eyed. With open jaws Ihey bit each others necks, pawing and tearing op the «sround for a space of twenty feet. At last by some means they got loose, and each backing a f«W feet, they whirled and oommenoed kicking each other. The sharp corks on the x hlnd shoes drew blood ittit* tbe flanks of eaoh aad left enormous welts and cats. Then one of them with an Instinct that seemed human, suddenly whirled to the right and grabbed hli opponent by the neck, trying at the same time to get his fore feet upon his shoalders. They struggled and straggled, the sweat and blood pouring ftom their wounds. The farmers about were panic-stricken. A oooplt of cowboys got stoat ropes and ttted to lasso them. This was no easy •ffort, and attended with considerable danger. Before it was accomplished the animals made a final vlolons dash at each ether, and, while linked In each other's ferocious embrace, the cowboys got m their work and snoeeaded In securing them. They were delivered over to the keepers, who led them away oovered with Mood, limping, lame and sore. No suoh acme ever before transpired In the vicinity •ad is the talk of the country.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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A STALLION FIGHT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889