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What happened in sport on this day..

October 12


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1923
The Football Association of Australia was formed
1938
Jockey C Atkins rode 5 winners at a meeting at the Wyalong racecourse
1968
Champion horse Vain won his first race - a 4 and a half furlong race at Caulfield defeating Shako. The chestnut colt by Wilkes out of the Orgoglio mare Elated won 12 of the 14 races he contested, and ran second in the other two.
1960
At Caulfield racecourse, Lord and Dhaulagiri dead heated for first and Webster and Nilarco dead heated for third in the Caulfield Stakes.
1969
Alison Peek, hockey player, '96 Olympics Australian rep, was born
1978
Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist, was born.