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What happened in sport on this day..

October 4


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1926
Phar Lap was foaled at Seadown near Timaru in the South Island of New Zealand
1947
1949 Melbourne Cup winner Foxzami had his first race start when he ran 3rd of 18 in the Breeder's Plate at Randwick behind Riptide and started at 16/1.
1954
Melbourne Cup winning racehorse Baystone had his first race start at Randwick running unplaced in the Canonbury Stakes over 5 furlongs at 7/2
1969
Champion racehorse Baguette had his first race start at Randwick when he won the Breeder's Plate over 5 furlongs at 11/2 ridden by George Moore in the time of 60.5 seconds. That was his longest price ever in his career except for his last start in the 1972 Doncaster Handicap when he started at 10/1 and finished 15th behind Triton.
1980
Jockey Harry White rode 5 winners on the card at the Flemington racecourse
1998
Motor cyclist Mick Doohan won his 5th consecutive world 500cc championship title after winning the Australian Grand Prix.
2003
Jockey Alan Robinson rode 5 winners on the card at the Newcastle racecourse
2009
Melbourne Storm won the NRL Grand Final against the Parramatte Eels 23-16.