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What happened in sport on this day..

November 4


year
Australian sporting history on this day
1879
Darriwell won the Melbourne Cup.
1884
Tasmanian galloper Malua won the Melbourne Cup carrying a record 9 stone 9 pounds.
1890
Carbine won the Melbourne Cup as 4/1 favourite from 39 starters. Prize money was £10,000.
1896
The Brisbane Golf Course was established.
1901
The Melbourne Cup was won by big plunge horse Revenue. The plunge won £60,000 and saw Revenue's price drop from 100/1 to 7/4.
1902
The Victory won the Melbourne Cup at 25/1.
1903
Lord Cardigan won the Melbourne Cup, defeating champion mare Wakeful. Lord Cardigan had some 20 kgs weight advantage!
1919
Artilleryman won the Melbourne Cup ridden by Bobby Lewis. 105,000 people went to Flemington to watch the event.
1924
Backwood won the Melbourne Cup.
1930
Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup carrying 9 stone 12 pounds defeating Second Wind and Shadow King.
1934
Charles Kingsford-Smith makes the first Brisbane - San Francisco air crossing.
1941
Skipton, ridden by Billy Cook, won the Melbourne Cup at 8/1.
1947
Jockey Ray Finn rode all six winners on the card at a meeting at Kempsey, New South Wales.
1947
Hiraji won the Melbourne Cup.
1947
Rodney Marsh, Australian test cricket player - wicket keeper, born
1952
Dalray won the Melbourne Cup as 5/1 favourite.
1958
Baystone won the Melbourne Cup - the first horse to do so carrying the number 7 saddlecloth. Coincidentally, it started from barrier 13.
1975
Think Big won his second Melbourne Cup in two years at 33/1.
1980
Colin Hayes won his first Melbourne Cup as a trainer when Beldale Ball won the event ridden by John Letts.
1986
At Talaq won the Melbourne Cup.
1995
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Tripago, Untamed Heart and Rosette dead heated for seond in the Powerade Handicap.
1997
Might and Power won the Melbourne Cup.
2003
Makybe Diva won the Melbourne Cup.
2006
A crowd of 129,089 (108% of capacity) went to Flemington to see Efficient win the Victoria Derby defeating Gorky Pak and Teranaba.
2008
Viewed won the Melbourne Cup winning by a nose over Bauer. Viewed was trained by Bart Cummings.
2008
Trainer Bart Cummings wins his 12th Melbourne Cup with Viewed winning the race.
2014
Protectionist ($8.00) became the first German bred horse to win the Melbourne Cup, defeating Red Cadeaux ($21) who finished second for the third consecutive year. Who Shot Thebarman at $21 was third.