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What happened in sport on this day..

August 11


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1888
First harness race meeting staged at the Eagle Farm race course in Brisbane
1952
Champion Australian boxer Dave Sands was killed in a car accident near Dungog in New South Wales.
1956
Bruce Crampton won the Australian Golf Open in Sydney defeating Kel Nagle by two strokes.
1956
Racehorse Palm King won a race at the Caulfield race course starting at 200/1
1965
Australian cricketer Bill Woodfull died aged 67.  He had captained Victoria and Australia.
1974
Darryn Hill, cyclist, was born.
1978
Racehorse Our Rajah won a race at the Victoria Park race course starting at 200/1
1982
Champion galloper Strawberry Road won his first race - a maiden at Eagle Farm. Ridden by Mel Schumacher, he started 11/4 favourite and defeated Panama Red.
1988
Australian basketballer Patrick Mills born
2001
Bookmaker Robbie Waterhouse made his return to the track after being banned for his part in the 1984 Fine Cotton ring in affair.
2005
Shane Warne had Marcus Trescothick caught behind to claim his 600th Test wicket in the third Test against England at Old Trafford.
2008
Swimmer Hayden Stoeckel set an Australian record time of 52.97 for the 100 metre backstroke at a meet in Beijing