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What happened in sport on this day..

November 3


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1863
Banker won the Melbourne Cup.
1868
Glencoe won the Melbourne Cup.
1874
Haricot won the Melbourne Cup.
1885
Sheet Anchor won the Melbourne Cup.
1891
Malvolio won the Melbourne Cup. Malvolio was by Malua who won the Cup seven years earlier.
1896
Newhaven won the Melbourne Cup.
1908
Lord Nolan, named after a personality from the Charge of the Light Brigade, won the Melbourne Cup.
1909
Prince Foote, a three year old, won the Melbourne Cup.
1913
Posinatus won the Melbourne Cup.
1914
Kingsburgh won the Melbourne Cup.
1925
Windbag won the Melbourne Cup in the record time of 3 mins 22.75 seconds defeating Manfred and Pilliewinkle.
1925
The Melbourne Cup was broadcast on radio for the first time. The winner of the event was Windbag.
1931
White Nose won the Melbourne Cup.
1936
Wotan won the Melbourne Cup starting at 100/1 coming from a long last at the turn.
1942
Colonus won the Melbourne Cup.
1955
Toparoa won the Melbourne Cup ridden by Neville Sellwood who was suspended for two months for causing interference to favourite Rising Fast.
1956
A triple dead heat occurred in the Hotham Handicap at Flemington when the camera could not split Fighting Force, Pandie Sun and Ark Royal.
1959
Macdougal won the Melbourne Cup becoming the first horse to win the Brisbane Cup, Metropolitan and Melbourne Cup.
1964
Polo Prince won the Melbourne Cup.
1966
Joe Hachem, poker player, was born; first Australian to win main event at World Series of Poker in 2005 earning him a record $7.5 million.
1972
Ken Rosewall won the Australian Men's Singles Title for the 4th time at age 37 - the oldest player to do so.
1981
Just A Dash, trained by T.J. Smith, won the Melbourne Cup at odds of 15/1.
1985
Kekek Rosberg won the 50th Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide, South Australia. It was the first F1 race staged in Australia
1987
Kensei won the Melbourne Cup.
1992
Subzero won the Melbourne Cup.
1992
Jockey Les Harris rode 5 winners on the card at the Gold Coast racecourse
1998
Jezabeel won the Melbourne Cup.
2004
Jason Crump claimed the World Speedway Championship, after finishing 7th in the final round in Norway.
2009
Shocking won the Melbourne Cup, ridden by Corey Brown, trainer Bart Cummings.