This Day In Sport – October 17

They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day on the Ladbrokes Blog.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

2009 – Viewed Wins Caulfield Cup For Bart

From our Greatest Caulfield Cup’s list:

“Viewed recorded an upset win in the 2008 edition of the Melbourne Cup to give Cups King Bart Cummings his 12th win in ‘the race that stops the nation’, but there was not a great deal expected of the tough stayer ahead of the 2009 Caulfield Cup.

Nobody told the horse or Cummings that because Viewed stormed home from the tail of the field to record a most impressive win in the Caulfield Cup and in the process he became the first original top-weight to win the race and the first Melbourne Cup winner to win the following year’s Caulfield Cup since the great Rising Fast in 1955.


1998- Tubby Equals the Don’s Record

Australian captain Mark Taylor equalled Don Bradman’s record of 334 and then opted to declare the innings.

Taylor reached the mark at the end of day two on one of the flattest pitches in Peshwar in the Test match against Pakistan after adding 279 with Justin Langer.

The next morning, Taylor did consider batting for a further 15 minutes but thoight his critics would just say he opted to keep batting just to go past Don Bradman, so declared overnight for a total of 4/599.

Pakistan made 9/580 in reply, and declared – Saeed Anwar and Ijaz Ahmed got hundereds – the game eventually resulted in a draw, however, Australia went on to win the series.

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