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What happened in sport on this day..

December 26



Australian sporting history on this day
Boxing Day sports were organised in Brisbane by the Enoggera Hotel.
The first race meeting was held at the Cheltenham Racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia - it is now closed.
Wood chopper Charles Miley broke his own record by chopping a 12 inch standing log in 25.6 seconds.
The very first Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race begins.
1952 Melbourne Cup winner Dalray had his first race start when he ran unplaced of 7 in the Champagne Stakes at Dunedin
Jockey D Weir "rode the card" when he rode all 6 winners at a meeting in Newcastle racecourse, NSW - a merry Xmas indeed!
Jockey Darren Gauci was born. Won Victorian jockey's premiership 6 times
Champion mare Surround won her first race, the Carnegie Stakes at Caulfield. Ridden by Alan Trevena, who was to win on her 15 more times, she defeated Chicola Craft and started at 6/4 favourite.
A record fleet of 131 boats left Sydney in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Matthew Wade, test cricket player - wicket keeper, born
Jockey Troy Morrisey rode 6 winners on the card at the Albany races
Jockey Darren beadman announced his retiremnt from the saddle after riding 1160 winners. He returned to race rding in 2000.
Jockey Ben Connell rode 5 winners on the card at the Darwin racecourse
Kerry Packer, Australian businessman, media tycoon, sports visionary, gambler, died aged 68.  He was born in 1937.