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What happened in sport on this day..

April 9


 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1912
The Australian Olympic Team set sail for the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.
1917
The Stawell Gift was won by F.C. Swindells of Moonee Ponds, Victoria, in 12 1/5 seconds.
1928
The Stawell Gift was won by L. Cooper of Jeparit, Victoria, in 11 15/16 seconds.
1966
Jockey M Ramsey "rode the card" when he rode all 6 winners at a meeting in Dongara, West Australia
1967
Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers), was born.
1972
The first greyhound race meeting was held on a track installed at the Gabba cricket ground in Brisbane.
1978
Jim Lynch from Auburn in New South Wales won the 1000 and 1500m world short track speed skating championship in England.
1987
Jarrod Mullins, rugby league player, born.
1989
Motor cyclist Wayne Gardner won the first 500cc World Motorcycle Grand Prix staged at Phillip Island. 92,000 were in attendance.
2007
The Stawell Gift was won by Nathan Allen of Toowoomba, Queensland, in 12.35 seconds.
2012
The Stawell Gift was won by Matthew Wiltshire of Ballarat, Victoria, in 12.29 seconds.