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Sports History: 1860 to 1862

Notable events in sport from 1860 to 1862. 1860 The Open Golf Championship is inaugurated. The Championship,  played at Prestwick, is won by Willie Park. Francis Erwood wins the first closed court Rackets championship, at Woolwich. The Queen’s Prize shooting … Continue reading

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Horse Racing:Melbourne Cup Winners and Records

The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia. It is run on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington racecourse over a distance of 3200 metres. Winners   (Horse and Jockey) 1861 Archer John Cutts 1862 Archer … Continue reading

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