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What happened in sport on this day..

March 28


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1910
The Stawell Gift was won by J. Dancy of Toowoomba, Queensland, in 11 3/5 seconds.
1921
The Stawell Gift was won by L.J. Jennings of Parkville, Victoria, in 12 2/5 seconds.
1927
In a match against New South Wales, the Victorian cricket team were finally all out in their first innings - for 1107 runs.
1932
The Stawell Gift was won by R.L. Barker of Essendon, Victoria, in 12 2/16 seconds.
1951
Jockey Billy Cook rode 5 winners on the card at the Randwick racecourse
1959
Champion horse Aquanita won his first race at Ascot over 6 furlongs. His main wins were in the 1959 WATC Railway Stakes, 1960 George Adams, 1961 Doomben 10,000, 1961 Underwood Stakes 1961 George Adams, 1962 Underwood Stakes, 1962 Alister Clark Stakes, 1962 W.S. Cox Plate, 1962 Futurity Stakes, 1962 Craiglee Stakes (now Makybe Diva Stakes), 1962 L.K.S Mackinnon Stakes, 1962 Turnbull Stakes, 1963 C.F. Orr Stakes, and 1963 St George Stakes.
1982
South Melbourne began their first VFL season as the Sydney Swans.
1993
Kevin Shwantz riding a Suzuki won the Australian 500cc motor cycle Grand Prix at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney.
2005
Australian sprinter Joshua Ross claims the Stawell Gift, becoming only the second man to win from scratch in the 127-year old history of the race.
2005
At Albany racecourse, Carrallen Glow, Edison and Moordiyap dead heated for third in the Class 3 Handicap.
2010
Jenson Button took won the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix