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Sporting Highlights for 1913

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1913.

At the US Open golf, amatuer Francis Ouimet, a 20-year old shop assistant beat the two best players in a playoff over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.

In Ice Hockey, for the second time and second year in a row, the Quebec Bulldogs won in the National Hockey Association (NHA) championship and Stanley Cup.

The first Far Eastern Championship Games (called the Oriental Olympics at the time) took place in Manila, Philippines. A total of six countries have participated in the event: Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Philippines. These were the precursor to the Asian Games.

250-1 outsider Rich Strike stuned the horse racing world with the second biggest upset (the greatest was in 1913) in Kentucky Derby history.

There was an upset win in the Kentucky Derby, with long shot Donerail winning at odds of 91–1, which is still the longest odds winner in Kentucky Derby history.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1913.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Ernie Parker
June Golf US Open won by Francis Ouimet (Amateur)
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Philippe Thys
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Tony Wilding and Dorothea Chambers
July Golf The Open Championship won by John Henry Taylor
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Maurice McLoughlin and Mary Browne
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Philadelphia Athletics

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.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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