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What happened in sport on this day..

November 12


 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1873
The Victorian Rifle Association held an intercolonial shoot against New Zealand over 200, 500 and 600 yards.
1905
Nigel Barker from Sydney set a new world record running 440 yards in 48.5 seconds.
1917
The Melbourne to Sydney flying record was set by Flt Lt W. Stott when he became the first to do it in under one day.
1957
In his boat Bluebird, Donald Campbell set a new world speed record of 239.07 miles an hour.
1978
Family of Man became the first horse to win half a million dollars in prize money when he won the George Adams Handicap at Flemington.
1987
Australian golfer Jason Day born
1987
Champion racehorse Better Loosen Up had his first race start at Bendigo running unplaced in the 2YO Handicap over 1000 metres behind Trendy Bay. He started at 14/1.
2005
Apprentice jockey Sharee Drake rode four winners at a Toowoomba TAB meeting