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What happened in sport on this day..

November 1

 


 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1864
Lantern won the Melbourne Cup.
1881
Zulu, starting at 50/1, won the Melbourne Cup.
1892
Glenloth won the Melbourne Cup.
1898
The Grafter won the Melbourne Cup.
1903
AFL footballer Edward Greeves was born. He was the every first to receivea Brownlow Medal in 1924. He died in 1963.
1904
Acrasia won the Melbourne Cup at odds of 14 to 1 and equalled Carbine's 1890 record time of 3 minutes and 28.25 seconds.
1910
Comedy King won the Melbourne Cup at 10/1 and became the first British import to win the race.
1921
Three year old filly Sister Olive won the Melbourne Cup at 16/1.
1927
Trivalve won the Melbourne Cup as a three year old.
1932
Peter Pan won the Melbourne Cup in front of 85,000 spectators. It was 4/1 favourite.
1938
Catalogue won the Melbourne Cup. Prize money was £7000.
1944
The will of gambler Eric Connolly was read. When he died he had only about £5000 despite having won millions during his gambling life.
1949
Foxzami won the Melbourne Cup.
1951
Craig Sergeant, Australian test cricket player - batsman, born
1966
Galilee completed the Caulfield Cup / Melbourne Cup double when it won the Melbourne Cup by two lengths from Light Fingers.
1977
Gold and Black won the Melbourne Cup ridden by John Duggan at 7/2.
1977
Jockey Mick Dittman rode 6 winners on the card at the Eagle Farm races - and one second for good measure
1983
Kiwi, coming from last on the home turn, won the Melbourne Cup at 9/1 and ridden by Jim Cassidy.
1987
Roger Mackay won the Australian PGA golf championship - his first professional title.
1988
Empire Rose wonthe Melbourne Cup.
1994
Jeune won the Melbourne Cup.
1997
Jockey Jason Holder rode 5 winners on the card at the Morphettville racecourse
2004
Sydney FC was launched officially as a member of 8-team A-League
2005
Makybe Diva won the Melbourne Cup, becoming the first horse to win three Melbourne Cups - 2003, 2004 and 2005.
2005
Glen Boss becomes the first jockey to win three Melbourne Cups in a row, riding the winner Makybe Diva.
2011
Dunaden won the Melbourne Cup.