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What happened in sport on this day..

October 27


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1916
Horse trainer Etienne de Mestre died. He trained 5 Melbourne Cup winners - Archer (1861 and 1862), Tim Whiffler (1867), Chester (1877), Calamaia (1878).
1923
The Warrnambool to Melbourne bike race was won by a fireman P. Well.
1934
Jockey Len Hunter "rode the card" when he rode all 5 winners at a meeting in Rockhampton, Qld
1956
Jockey Colin Hartnup rode all 6 winners at a meeting at Avoca racecourse in Victoria.
1962
Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser became the first woman to break a minute for 110 yards (100.58m) when she swam it in 59.9 secs.
1964
Cricketer and now commentator Mark Taylor was born.
1986
David Warner, test cricket player - mercurial batsman, was born
1990
Jockey Darren Beadman rode 5 winners at a meeting at the Rosehill racecourse
1996
Tony Corser became the first Australian to win the world superbike championship.