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What happened in sport on this day..

February 26


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1830
The first major game of cricket was played in Australia. Civilians defeat the 57th Regiment in Hyde Park, Sydney.
1883
Herbert 'Dally' Messenger was born - Rugby Union and Rugby League legend.
1945
Peter Brock (dec), Australian motor racing driver, was born.
1966
Jockey George Moore rode 5 winners on the card at the Rosehill racecourse
1968
Peter Bakos, jockey / whip maker / after dinner speaker, born Budapest
1969
Geoff Hunt retained his British Squash title defeating British player Jonah Barrington.
1972
A national free-fall parachuting record was set at Pakenham in Victoria - 9900 metres in 146 seconds.
1981
Swimmer Lisa Forrest broke the Australian 100 metres backstroke record by swimming the distance in 1 minute 4.3 seconds.
1983
At Caulfield races, a trifecta on the Oakleigh Plate featuring Sans Rival (20/1), Count Ajax (50/1) and Galleon (9/2) paid $348, 849 on the NSW TAB
2011
Jockey James McDonald rode 6 winners on the card at the Otaki races in New Zealand