Sporting Highlights for 1909

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1909.

The Indianapolis Speedway was constructed this year. This race track went on to become the permanent home of the annual Indianapolis 500 auto race.

In the world of horse racing, the first monarch to win the Derby was King Edward VII.

In Rugby, Harlequins won over Richmond in the first rugby football match at the Twickenham Stadium.

In the world of boxing, the first siblings who won simultaneously were Monte Atell who won as the World Bantamweight Championship and Abe Attell, who won the World Featherweight Championship title.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1909.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Tony Wilding.
June Golf US Open won by George Sargent.
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Fran├žois Faber.
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Arthur Gore and Dora Boothby.
July Golf British Open won by John Henry Taylor.
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Larned and Hazel Hotchkiss.
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Pittsburgh Pirates.

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

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