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What happened in sport on this day..

March 31


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1902
The Stawell Gift was won by A.E. Tredennick of Malvern, Victoria, in 12 1/5 seconds.
1907
W. Stephens won the Australian Lawn Bowling championships.
1928
The first ever 100 mile motor car race was staged at Phillip Island. Won by A C Waite from England in an Austin supercharged 7.
1962
Birthday Card won the Golden Slipper Stakes at Randwick, defeating hot favourite Proud Miss from South Australia who was 10-9 favourite.
1962
Racehorse Lawtime Girl won a race at the Gawler race course starting at 200/1
1975
The Stawell Gift was won by Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa of Madagascar, in 12.00 seconds from scratch, the first of only two men to date to have won the Gift off the scratch mark.
1977
Garth Tander, Australian racing driver, was born.
1986
The Stawell Gift was won by Glen Chapman of Albury, New South Wales, in 12.01 seconds.
1997
The Stawell Gift was won by Daniel Millard of Mount Gambier, South Australia, in 11.98 seconds. His great grandfather Bill Millard was the inaugural winner of the Stawell Gift in 1878. Bill won £20, Daniel won $30,000.
2007
Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm became youngest gold medallist in the history of the World Swimming Championships when she won as part of the 4 x 100m relay. She was 14 years, 299 days old.