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Bunbury, Sir (Thomas) Charles, sixth baronet (1740–1821), horse-racing administrator and politician, was born in Suffolk (probably at Mildenhall) in May 1740, the elder son of the Revd Sir William Bunbury, fifth baronet (c.1710–1764), and his wife, Eleanor Graham (d...

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Hamilton, Gavin George, second Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (1872–1952), horse-racing administrator, was born on 29 June 1872 at Garscube House, Newkilpatrick, Dalziel, near Motherwell, Lanarkshire, the second of the four sons and the fifth of the eight children of John Glencairn Carter Hamilton, ...

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Harvey, Charles Barnet Cameron [Roscoe] (1900–1996), army officer and racing administrator, was born on 19 July 1900 in Sarawak, the son of Charles David Harvey, merchant of the Borneo Company. Following his father's death in 1901 he came to England with his mother. She rode to hounds with the ...

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Marsh, Alec (1908–1996), jockey and horse-racing official, was born on 12 August 1908 at Staunton in the Vale, Nottinghamshire, the son of George Ernest Marsh, farmer, and his wife, Lily Gertrude, née Bramley. He hunted from an early age, graduated to point-to-point racing, and won his first race under National Hunt rules on Common Ground over hurdles at ...

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Topham [née Hillier], Mirabel Dorothy (1891–1980), racecourse owner, daughter of Henry Hope Hillier, a licensed victualler, and his wife, Nellie, was born on 14 August 1891 at the Baron's Court Hotel, Connaught Road, Fulham, London, which her father ran. There Mirabel spent her childhood. ...

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Mirabel Dorothy Topham (1891–1980) by unknown photographer, 1970 © Empics

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Verney, John Henry Peyto, twentieth Baron Willoughby de Broke (1896–1986), horse-racing administrator and air force officer, was born on 21 May 1896 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, the only child of Richard Greville Verney, nineteenth Baron Willoughby de Broke (1869–1923), and his wife, Marie Frances Lisette (...

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Vernon, Richard (1726–1800), horse-racing entrepreneur and politician, was born on 18 June 1726 and baptized on the same day in Shaveshill, Staffordshire, the fifth son of the seven children of Henry Vernon (1663–1732), MP for Hilton, Staffordshire, and his wife Penelope Phillips (...