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where lie usually made his pushes against the hill, and Buckle now pursued the same system. Sancho ran in a fine style up to Pavilion, passed him, and for a moment victory appeared doubtful. This arduous and anxious struggle lasted until the horses came up to the distance post, when, to the great sorrow and disappointment of everyone who did not gain by the event, Sancho suddenly broke completely down. Pavilion ran home and won easy. It was in his near fore foot that Sancho failed. He was so lame, it was with difficulty he carried his weight to the winning post.
Just at the moment Sancho broke down, the odds had changed greatly in his favour, and 5 to 1 was betted upon him. Pavilion did not appear in the least distressed. Mr Mellish, it is said, had 20,000 depending upon this match, including the 2,000 for which the match was made. It was stated he would be obliged to forfeit half of the two matches which Sancho was to run; that is, a mile at Brighton, for the same sum, between the same horses; and the match for 1,000 against His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales's famous horse Haphazard.
Among the company present were, the Duchess of St. Albans, in a curricle; her Grace was in mourning, and looked very interesting. The Marchioness of Clanri-carde, in a barouche and four fine greys; the beautiful Countess Berkeley and four other Ladies, in a landau; Mr Potts and family, in a barouche and four bays; the Earl of Barrymore was on horseback, in company with the Hon. Capt. Stanhope; Lord Monson, Lord Or. Cavendish, Mr Dalton, Col. Graham (from "Worthing), Lord Stawell, and several officers of the Gth Light Dragoons, from Lewes, were among the fashionable equestrians. The Prince and his party, and Mr Mellish and his party, after the race, went to the Star Inn, Lewes, where they alighted, and partook of some
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