Events in Sport in 1886

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  • Jan 18 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
  • Mar 26 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton aboard Old Joe wins
  • May 14 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
  • May 21 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
  • Jun 5 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
  • Jul 17 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
  • Aug 12 W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
  • Aug 18 Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
  • Aug 28 6th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Sep 11 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
  • Nov 5 26th British Golf Open: David Brown shoots a 157 at Musselburgh Links