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SPORTING NOTIONS. (20 August 1892)
 
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  • 1559 words
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  • xna, John Haynes and J.F. Archibald, 1892-08-20
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Title
  • SPORTING NOTIONS. (20 August 1892)
Appears In
  • The bulletin., v.12, no.653, 1892-08-20 (ISSN: 0007-4039)
Published
  • xna, John Haynes and J.F. Archibald, 1892-08-20
Physical Description
  • 1559 words
  • article
  • illustration
  • Journals
  • Magazines
Series
Part Of
  • The bulletin.
  • Vol. 12 No. 653 (20 Aug 1892)
  • John Ryan Comic Collection (Specific issues).
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  • SPORTING NOTIONS. In answer to a correspondent, The Bulletin has to say that when “ Adam Bede ” (the original Adam Bede long ago sold out of the sweep bearing his name) first started opetations in Sydney and undertook to hand over to charity a percentage of the profits made by his business, this paper did encourage the public to patronise his consultation, the drawings of which W’ere then witnessed nessed (they may lie now, for all we know) by reliable and representative people. When, however, “Adam Bede” withdrew Ids contributions to the charities, The Bulletin letin more than once notified in its columns that its blessing had been withdrawn from the concern, about the operations of which it has ever since known no more than it does about the private opinions of the Emperor of China. • # # Tom Piieasant, in whom the world appears just now to see the coming middleweight champion, made easy work of defeating Hetfernan, but no criterion can be taken from that fight as to what he will do higher up the pugilistic ladder, for it must not be forgotten that Heffernan nan fell just as easily before Jim Ryan. Should Pheasant and Creedon meet, in the writer’s opinion, Pheasant is just the style of man for Creedon to beat right out of hand. “ Devil ” is all very well in a boxer, but Pheasant has a bit too much of it, as he goes raving mad when struck. Creedon is hardly the style of man to stand off and allow Pheasant to “pink” him with the left, and when Pheasant comes to “mixing it” with a cool, scientific, tific, hard-hitting man, he will go to the wall. Pheasant appears to glory in giving punishment, but he has yet to show how he will take it, and, as a rule, the fiery steed is not the best to answer under the whalebone. » # * The public don’t go to boxing-matches to see a man in a fit of ungovernable rage trying to pulverise his opponent, and when this sort of thing occurs the police should at once stop the fight, which is then no longer a manly and scientific exhibition. The truly plucky man feels pity for every blow he is compelled to strike a beaten opponent. George Dawson, for whom everyone has a good word, is a pattern all boxers might well copy. Brave as a lion, he takes his punishment without flinching, and, as the American papers remarked, when his opponent is beaten Dawson’s consideration is such that he almost appeals to the defeated man’s seconds to take him away and save any actual knock-out. # # # At last week's races at Epsom (Melb.) a fine feat of horsemanship was performed by Mr. F. D. Brewer, one of the well-known Victorian family of cross-country riders. In the Hunters’ Steeplechase his mount, Cornet, fell five fences from home. Mr. Brewer remounted on the off-side, secured the reins after the horse was once more going, and, though he once struck heavily on a fence, overtook the other horses and won on the post. At the last Brewer had the use of neither reins nor stirrups, the former being crossed and one of the latter slung across the horse’s back. Enthusiastic cheers greeted the performance. • * * A word to the Cruelty to Animals Prevention people. If a man who makes bread and beef by hawking crawls round town with a lame horse in his cart, he is duly “ run in.” On the racecourse, a wealthy owner may gallop a horse, which limps on to the course on three leg-, at its hardest for a mile without any sign from the society. * * • Dan. Creedon is a better fighter than referee, thi Saturday night he umpired the fight between Cbiddy Ryan and Alex. Stuart, and upon Ryan deliberately throwing Stuart in the sixth round, the latter refused to go on fighting, when the referee gave (he fight to Ryan. Stuart objected, when Creedon reversed his decision and gave Stuart the fight on the foul. This he undid, and l lie men divided the stakes. Poor Jack Thompson was the only tip-top referee Sydney lias yet turned out. •• ' # Next Saturday the University and Hand wicks meet on Sydney Association Ground in the final for the local football championship. University should win in a canter, on the season’s performances. * * * Totalisator versus Bookmaker. At Adelaide on Saturday the winner cf the Welter Handicap, B avo, paid £75 10s. » # • In the match Sydney University v. Wallaroos, Abbott, of the former club, made 14 out of 16 made by his side, and had a big say in the other two. This looks like a record. * # * The entries for the Parramatta River Sculling Carnival, to come off on 14th Sept., would imply that the long-deceased sport of professional sculling is about to be resurrected. Stanhury, Kemp, Sullivan, O'Keefe, Lambert, bert, Neilson, Lawson, C. Messenger, Dutch, Cormack, Gruer, Bishop, Wray, Couch, M‘Guinuess, Johnston, Roberts, Crocse, and Towns have each paid their £5 entrance-fee, and with a well-adjusted handicap the sport should he about good enough to raise some of the oldtime time sculling enthusiasm amongst Sydneyit s. * # « Last week The Bulletin suggested that Freeman man would be w orth backing for the Caulfield G.N. Steeplechase chase if the Millers didn’t run their crack against him. But Redlcap was brought out, and lie won as a matter of course, the handsome Maorilander finishing third only. H ith a sound top to the sandy course there was no chance for anything to heat Redlenp, a horse that can go faster, carry more weight, and perhaps jump better than any two ordinary 'chaser cracks knocked into one. The Melbourne bourne people shook off some of their prevailing depression sion on Saturday, when the “dead birds," Tim S.vlVeller and the big Tin, came flying home. * * # (Iriffo wants to have another go at Barron. Meantime he’s trying to knock out Hennessey, Usher, Gilbey, Guinness, Foster, and a few other veterans. • * • At Brisbane Exhibition grounds last Saturday the high-jumping contest for horses resulted in a deadheat heat between Fenwick’s Spondulix and Kermody’ij Mangoola. goola. Both horses jumped 6ft. 6in.. Spondufix afterwards wards cleared 6ft. Din. # * * Ere he was known to fame, the Agent, the game little hurdler, was owned by a Ml. Gambler man, who put him up for sale in the local yards, and couldn’t get a bid. Another time his owner was about to swap him for a chestnut pony, with silver mane and tail, but, when the saddles were removed from the equities outside the .South Eastern Hotel, Mt. Gambier, the pony’s boss refused to deal, because the Agent had a sore back. Tradition lias it that the little Tin first made ids mark by stepping out ct his buggy-harness and healing an Adelaide blood in a trial on the Mt. Gambier course. * # * William Beach will be 12, Sept. Dili. * # # The Millers, it is said, regret not having entered Redleap for the Melbourne Cup. #•• - - . "‘Racing improves the breed of horses.” Yet, out of the 37 entries for the Caulfield Grand National Steeplechase, there was not one horse—about 30 being geldings and the rest mares. The Miller Bros, geld nearly all their t'vo-year-olds. * # # J. Silborberg, erstwhile a prominent racehorse owner and bookmaker (he once won the A.J.C. Derby with Woodlands), is dead. “He had fared rather badly of late years,” say the papers. This is indeed putting it mildly. # * # Young Romo, son of lie; popular Tom Rome, former!,' of Northampton Downs, was to play for Harrow m the Eton-Harrow cricket match. He is a fine bowler. # # # Two Australians—Dudley Dangar, son of E. H. Dangar, and young Alick Busby —rowed Nos, 2 and 3, respectively, in the Jesus College eight which won the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley this year. # * ‘ # Dan. Creedon, the Mellionrne pug., is scarcely up to Dooley’s weight, hut he has what Dooley will never have again -condition and constitution. It's wonderful how some played-out men. unlucky enough alwa\s logo " out ’’ in the second or thiid round, get purses put up for them. | lor the first time, the Diamond Sculls have been taken out of England—the winner being; a gigantic Dutchman, Mr. Ooms, of the Neptunus Rowing Club, Amsterdam, a very strong sculler. * m # Thoroughbred horses were to be had cheap last week. At the Melbourne sale of the Bundoora Bark stud, some forty-eight lots, including brood mares, two-yearolds olds and yearlings, were knocked down at from 5A to 12 guineas apiece. * # • A Melbourne (Vic.) suburban mayor has been disqualified for two years by a local racing club for suspicious cious conduct in connection with pony-racing. lie now sits heavily as a magistrate on all persons accused of betting, or horsey misdemeanours. * • # Tattersalls Club, Sydney, will on Monday next, at a special meeting, take into consideration the advisability bility of charging N.S. W. bookmakers £250 a year, in addition to the two guineas for membership. This year only 9(5 bookmakers registered for the Flemington paddock as against 114 last year, and for the hill 81 as against 134. Two years ago there were 139 each for paddock and hill. ■ * # * Wrixon and W. T. Carter were the chief opponents of the Victorian Totalisator Bill, arguing that the tacit legalising of a vice by the State must result iu national demoralisation. Second reading passed the Assembly by 25 to 13. A GIANT ATHLETE—FROM UP NORTH.
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