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What happened in sport on this day..

March 11



Australian sporting history on this day
Jockey Harold (Russ) Maddock was born in Brisbane (died June 8, 2014) - in 1959 named as Jockey Of The Century during Queensland Centennial celebrations - moved to UK where he had great success
Marksman Percy Pavey won rifle shooting's Kings Prize for the fourth time. The prize was 100 pounds.
Geoff Hunt, squash player, was born - ranked World No. 1 between 1975-1980, won World Open title (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980), World Squash Federation Hall of Fame.
Sandown Park Raceway opened in Melbourne.
Australian high jumper Colin Ridgeway became the first Aussie to clear 7 feet at a meet in Laredo in Texas.
Jockey Roy Higgins rode 5 winners on the card at the Flemington racecourse. He repeated the feat seven days later.
Champion pacer Cardigan Bay died aged 31on Puketutu Island off Auckland, New Zealand. He raced in the USA from 1964 through 1968 and was the first horse in harness racing history to win $1 million in prize money. In North America, Cardigan Bay won 37 of 87 races with 16 second-place and 19 third-place finishes. After he won a race at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey that sent his career total to $1,000,837, he was officially retired on Sept. 14, 1968, at a ceremony at Yonkers Raceway that was attended by Keith Holyoke, who was then Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Horse trainer Colin Hayes trained the 5000th winner of his career when Concordance won at Rosehill in Sydney.
Aerial skier Alisa Camplin claimed her second World Cup title.
Jockey Vlad Duric rode 5 winners on the card at the Stony Creek racecourse