Events in Sport in 1861

  • Mar 13 23rd Grand National: Joseph Kendall wins aboard Jealousy at 5/1
  • Sep 22 Federal troops shoot and kill 12 Navajo men, women and children, and wound 40 more, following a dispute over a friendly horse race during monthly "Ration Day" at Fort Fauntleroy in Bear Springs. Territory of New Mexico [1]
  • Sep 26 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. beats Willie Park Sr. by 4 strokes