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What happened in sport on this day..

April 16


Australian sporting history on this day
The Stawell Gift was won by E.W. Thompson of Abbotsford, Victoria, in 12 1/5 seconds.
L'Aiglon won the Sydney Cup ridden by A. Harvey before a crowd of 67,000 and Randwick Racecourse.
Geoff Prouse, jockey, rode "the card" in Hobart in 1972, was born Waratah, Tasmania
John Bowe, Australian racing driver, was born.
The Stawell Gift was won by Noel McMahon of Ivanhoe, Victoria, in 12.0 seconds.
The Stawell Gift was won by Dean Capobianco of Calamunda, Western Australia, in 12.29 seconds. Dean went on to compete in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
Tasmanian wood chopping legend David Foster won his 1000th title at the Sydney Easter Show.
The Stawell Gift was won by Andrew Pym of South Riverview, New South Wales, in 11.97 seconds.
Jockey Melissa Seagren "rode the card" when she rode all 6 winners at a meeting in Einasleigh, Queensland. All 6 were trained by Brian Condon.
2013 Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente had his first race start when he ran 5th of 14 in a Maiden Handicap at Newbury in the UK.