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At the date of the Melbourne steamer leaving Maxim had been largely supported for the Melbourne Cup at 100’s to 5, and is there regarded as far and away the best treated of the New Zealanders. Manton is considered to have been harshly treated by the handicapper, but the chances of Chain Shot are thought to be good, A football match was played on the Gale* donian Ground on Monday afternoon between teams representing Watchmakers and Jewellers, and resulted in a win for the Jewellers by 8 points to 1. The Watchmakers were captained by Hunter, and the Jewellers by Kemnitz, At a sale of greyhounds at Tattersall’s Bazaar, Melbourne, on the 24th ult., Mr M. Taylor disposed of his dogs at the following prices: Quintana (by Kingfisher Real Grit),logs ; Fownhopc (by Totarall.— Pick-me-up), 20gs; Carbine (by Lucifer—Fenella), 60gs; Bridegroom 11. (by BridegroomSymphony), 60gs (passed in); Hereford (by Obstacle—Forget-me-Not), 6gs. The starters in the Napier Park Steeplechase were Panic (9), Chemist (12.10), Defamer (9.10), Orient (11.11), Orlando (8.12), Premium (9.10), Waterfall (9.9), and Jubilee (9,6). Panic went to the fore, with Orient, Waterfall, and Defamer following in the order named. Defamer immediately afterwards took command and led by three lengths over the gorse fence, with Panic second, Waterfall third, Orientfonrth, Jubilee and Premium next; then came Orlando and Chemist. A stiff sod wall, with gorse brush, was the next obstacle to be surmounted, and proved fatal to the chances of Waterfall, Jubilee, Premium, and Orlando, who all baulked, and could not be got over. Defamer went on with a good lead from Panic, who was running eight lengths in front of Chemist and Orient, the two latter jumping together. This order was maintained until passing the stand the second time round, when Panic, who had been gaining ground at every jump, drew up to Defamer’s girths, but the latter shook him off momentarily, and cleared the double with a two lengths’ load. Panic, however, went up again, and the gorse fence at the back of the course was taken by the pair together. Defamer was then being ridden to keep his pace, but it was of no avail, as Panic came away after each jump, and finally passed the post an easy winner by two lengths from Chemist, who had passed the beaten Defamer in the straight, and secured second place. Time, 7min 18 2-sth sec. Dividends, Lll 14s and Lll 17s.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7949, 3 July 1889