1834 in sports
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|Years in sports:||1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837|
|Centuries:||18th century · 19th century · 20th century|
|Decades:||1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s|
|Years:||1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837|
1834 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
- Still trying to fight Jem Ward for the English Championship, James Burke travels from town to town giving boxing exhibitions to raise the money. Ward, who refuses to fight Burke, keeps raising the stakes to avoid the fight. The question of the title remains unresolved with Ward officially retired and Burke under a stigma following the death of Simon Byrne in 1833.
- The La Bourdonnais – McDonnell chess matches take place at the Westminster Chess Club in London. They are a series of matches between Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais of France and Alexander McDonnell of Ireland. The matches confirm La Bourdonnais as the leading chess player in the world.
- Fuller Pilch reaches his peak as a top-class batsman, scoring 551 runs at an unprecedented average of 61.22, an outstanding achievement on the unpredictable pitches of his time.
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – May-day
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Glencoe
- The Derby – Plenipotentiary
- The Oaks – Pussy
- St. Leger Stakes – Touchstone
The Boat Race
- The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is not held this year
- Cyber Boxing Zone – James Burke. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.