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Tough going in the Pig-sty Paddock

Saturday, June 27, 2020

From The Border Watch of October 26, 1895 comes the report of a coursing match at Penola.

A coursing match was held on Wednesday, October 23 in the Pig-sty Paddock at the rear of the fruit blocks at Katnook, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr Riddoch.

The day was beautifully fine, the hares were strong and numerous, and some good coursing was witnessed. Unfortunately, the ground was very hard; consequently the dogs suffered considerably, some of them wearing the skin off their feet.

In the final course, Mr L. A. Solomon’s black and white dog Pompey beat Mr G. Darwent’s black bitch Venus. The winner received £5 and the runner-up £2.

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