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What happened in sport on this day..

April 2


 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1883
Bobby Kinnear became the first Aboriginal runner to win the Stawell gift over 130 yards off a 13 yard handicap.
1888
The Stawell Gift was won by G. Bingham of Fitzroy, Victoria in 11 3/4 seconds.
1893
The Stawell Gift was won by E.H. Hough of Mudgee, NSW, in 11 1/2 seconds.
1896
Wilhelm Klux broke the Adelaide to Melbourne cycling record, setting a new mark of 69 hours and 32 minutes.
1923
The Stawell Gift was won by J.E. Curran of Stawell, Victoria, in 12 seconds.
1926
Jack Brabham, racing car driving legend, was born. He began racing in Formula One in 1955 and won the world championship title in 1959, 1960 and 1966.
1927
At Cheltenham racecourse in Adelaide, Cadelgo, Glucose and Ambrold triple dead heated for first in the Welter Handicap. In the run off they finished in that order
1934
The Stawell Gift was won by T.L. Roberts of Mulwalla, New South Wales, in 11 9.16 seconds.
1956
The Stawell Gift was won by W.R. (Bill) Williams of Altona, Victora, in 11 8/10 seconds.
1971
Todd Woodbridge, tennis player, was born.He won the Wimbledon Doubles title a record nine times from 1993 to 2004, including five in a row with Mark Woodforde.
1981
Michael Clarke, Australian test cricket captain, was born in Liverpool, New South Wales.
2002
Champion galloper Tie The Knot retired from the track with $6.2 million in prize money.
2011
Gold Coast Suns played their first AFL footy match losing to Carlton by 119 points