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What happened in sport on this day..

April 21


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1919
The Stawell Gift was won by H.W. Evans of Abbotsford, Victoria, in 12 1/5 seconds.
1924
The Stawell Gift was won by W.P. Twomey of Stawell, Victoria, in 12 1/10 seconds.
1930
The Stawell Gift was won by R.K. Hodge of Lakes Entrance, Victoria, in 11 13/16 seconds.
1957
Replays of VFL games were shown for the first time on TV.
1959
Alf Dean a Victorian market gardener, set a new world fishing record landing a white pointer shark weighing 1208.4 kilos on a 39 thread line at Ceduna in South Australia.
1976
Bandits robbed the Victorian Club in Melbourne of $1.4 million in bookmakers' settlements.
1988
The VFL took over the running of the Sydney Swans, with reported debts of over $5 million.
1994
Jockey Paddy Payne rode 5 winners on the card at the Moe racecourse
2001
Wheelchair racer Louise Sauvage won her 4th Boston Marathon
2003
The Stawell Gift was won by Joshua Ross of North Lambton, New South Wales, in 11.92 seconds. Joshua went on to compete in the 2004 Olympic Games, then won the Stalwell Gift again in 2005, winning from scratch.
2006
Jockey Luke Nolen rode 5 winners on the card at the Wodonga racecourse