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What happened in sport on this day..

May 5


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1877
Victorian Football Association was formed.
1951
Jockey Billy Cook rode 5 winners on the card at the Newcastle racecourse
1960
Australia's first ten pin bowling alley opened at Glenelg in South Australia.
1962
The Sydney City baseball team thrashed a US Navy team at a game in Petersham by 16 - 2.
1965
Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver, was born.
1971
The first Sunday registered harness race meeting in Australia was staged in Canberra
2001
Jockey Noel Callow rode 5 winners on the card at the Sale racecourse
2003
Australian runner Patrick Johnson set a new Australian resident 100 metre record of 9.93 secs.
2003
The Ungar Handicap at Sandown was declared a no race due to a barrier malfunction.
2004
Anthony Mundine lost his WBA super-middleweight world boxing title to Puerto Rico's Manny Siaca in Sydney.
2005
Harness and racehorse trainer Kevin Robinson, died aged 75.
2009
Brisbane Roar Footballl Club was renamed - from the Queensland Roar