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UNBROKEN!

Eyes wild with fear unspoken, Tossed manes and sweeping tails Our thirty head unbroken Are safe behind the rails ; Hard-won from stony ridges And waving bluegrass plains, By gashes from the gidyeas, Red spurs and foamy reins 1 (Woh ! Blood and Beauty I These prizes for our pains.) We woke with stars a-cluster, And rode with breaking day; We've made a right good muster With not one colt away. Oh ! loth they were at leaving, And twice they broke for home, And Blue Light's flanks are heaving And Brownlock's white with foam. (Woh! Blood and Beauty! You — wett had to come.) By Snowden's son — Grey River — The best blood in the land; No finer draft has ever Upheld the station brand. They'll get no chance of hiding Fenced in the Mile-by-Mile, . We won them by hard riding — We'll hold them now by guile ! (Woh! Blood and Beauty! We want you for a while.) The bay colt's there from Blossom, By Jove! the beggar's grown. That steel-gray out of Possum Is the best the oW mare's thrown ; And here's the brown from Lo-Lo, That beggar ought to race ; What price that chap for polo With the white streak down the face? (Woh ! Blood and Beauty ! A credit to the place.) That big chap by the cedar Full brother to The Gleam ; We'll " mouth " him for a leader To adorn the boss's team ; Those browns across the corner v\ ill make a ripping pair ; • That chestnut out of Lorna Takes his kicking from the mare ! (Woh ! Blood and Beauty ! No broken legs to spare.) Jump down there! — What a scatter! Get out the ropes and gear ; We have never broken better Than the colts we'll break this year. Look out the bits and rollers, The halters and the rest — This year they'll know our colours On the township tracks out West! (Woh ! Blood and Beauty ! We'll battle with the best.) Will H. Ogilvie, in The Bulletin.

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UNBROKEN!, Evening Post, Volume LVII, Issue 65, 18 March 1899, Supplement

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UNBROKEN! Evening Post, Volume LVII, Issue 65, 18 March 1899, Supplement

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