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What happened in sport on this day..

November 7


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1861
The first Melbourne Cup was run - won by Archer.
1865
Tory Boy won the Melbourne Cup.
1873
Don Juan won the Melbourne Cup at 3/1 favourite. Bookmaker Joe Thompson reportedly won £20,000 betting on the winner.
1876
Three year old filly Briseis won the Melbourne Cup ridden by Aboriginal jockey Peter St Albans who was 13 years old at the time.
1882
The Assyrian won the Melbourne Cup.
1893
Tarcoola won the Melbourne Cup.
1899
Merriwee won the Melbourne Cup.
1906
Poseidon won the Melbourne Cup by three lengths from Antonious.
1911
The Parisian won the Melbourne Cup.
1916
Sasanof won the Melbourne Cup.
1922
King Ingoda won the Melbourne Cup in front of a record crowd of 115,000 fans from a field of 31 other runners.
1933
Hall Mark won the Melbourne Cup.
1939
Rivette won the Melbourne Cup.
1950
Comic Court won the Melbourne Cup at 25/1.
1962
NZ champ Even Stevens won the Melbourne Cup - completing the Caulfield Cup - Melbourne Cup double.
1962
Jockey Neville Sellwood died in a race fall at a track in Paris. He was 39.
1962
Wayne Phillips, test cricket player - batsman, born
1972
Piping Lane won the Melbourne Cup.
1976
Mark Philippoussis, tennis player, was born.
1978
Arwon wins the Melbourne Cup.
1979
Hyperno won the Melbourne Cup by a nose from Salamander ridden by Harry White.
1982
Graham March won the Australian PGA Championship in golf.
1989
Tawriffic (30/1 ) beat Super Impose (25/1) to win the 1989 Melbourne Cup running a record time of 3 minutes 17.1 seconds.
1995
Doriemus won the Melbourne Cup.
1999
Jockey Shane Treweek rode 5 winners on the card at the Newcastle racecourse
2000
Brew won the Melbourne Cup.
2006
Delta Blues won the Melbourne Cup - the first Japanese horse to win the Melbourne Cup.
2014
Champion horse Rough Habit died aged 28. His 11 Group One wins included three Doomben Cups and two Stradbroke Handicaps in Queensland