On This Day

Events in Sport in 1866

  • Mar 7 28th Grand National: 1852 winner Alec Goodman wins his second GN aboard Irish 40/1 outsider Salamander
  • Jul 23 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • Sep 13 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 3rd title; beats his brother Davie Park by 2 strokes
  • Sep 25 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
  • Nov 20 French inventor Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
  • Dec 11 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean