This Day In Sport – November 3

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!

2015 – Prince of Penzance wins the Melbourne Cup

History was made as Michelle Payne became the first ever female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup pulling off a shock 100-1 win on Prince of Penzance.

It was the first time in the 155 year history of the race that stops the nation, when Michelle – the youngest of the famous Payne racing family, made history aboard the Darren Weir trained gelding.

In a truly extraordinary race, Prince of Penzance saw off a late challenge from Irish hurdler, Max Dynamite which was ridden by Frankie Dettori which came in second, while Criterion came in at third.

1996 – Kobe’s Debut

A young man by the name of Kobe Bryant made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on this day in 1996.

Bryant was takent by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA draft but was traded to the Lakers a week after the draft.

In his debut game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bryant didn’t have much of an impact on the game.

Bryant went 0-of-1 from the floor, but did record one rebound and one block in the first six minutes of play.

The Lakers would go on to win 91-85 in Bryant’s debut.

Tragically, Bryant was killed in a helicopter accident earlier this year.

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