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Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2010

On this date: 1973 Robyn Smith becomes the first woman jockey to win a stakes race


Associated Press

March 1

1934 Primo Carnera retains his world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Tommy Laughren in Miami.

1973 Robyn Smith becomes the first woman jockey to win a stakes race when she rides North Sea to victory in the Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct Race Track in New York.

1983 Tamara McKinney becomes the first American woman skier to win the overall World Cup championship.

1986 Billy Cunningham, Tom Heinsohn and Red Holzman are inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

1988 Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers becomes the NHL's all-time assist leader in his ninth season, breaking the longtime mark of Gordie Howe. Gretzky picks up assist No. 1,050 in a game against the Los Angeles Kings. Gretzky takes 681 games to surpass the record that took Howe 1,767 games to set.

1994 NBA referee Steve Javie ejects Portland radio analyst Mike Rice in the third quarter of the Pacers' 106-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

1997 Canada's Elvis Stojko nails the first quad-triple combination jump in figure skating history to win the Champions Series final.

2000 With 26-year-old rookie Dean Barker at Black Magic's helm, New Zealand sails into America's Cup history, becoming the first country other than the United States to defend the oldest trophy in sports.

2001 Jackie Stiles of Southwest Missouri State becomes the NCAA career scoring leader in women's basketball, running her career total to 3,133 points with 30 in Southwest Missouri State's 94-59 victory over Creighton.

2003 Roy Jones Jr. beats John Ruiz, becoming the second light heavyweight champion to win a piece of the heavyweight title. Jones wins a unanimous 12-round decision to take the WBA heavyweight crown.

2006 The Los Angeles Clippers hold New Orleans to one field goal over the final 20 minutes and an NBA record-low 16 points in the second half of an 89-67 victory.