Sporting Highlights for 1861

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1861. Significant in Australian Sport, the first Melbourne Cup horse race was run.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1861. OK, it is not much of a timeline with this many events, but not much was going on in world sports at this time.

Date Results
Sept 26 Golf British Open won by Tom Morris, Snr
Nov 7 Melbourne Cup won by Archer.

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