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Bromley, (Lionel) Peter John Stuart (1929–2003), horse-racing commentator, was born on 30 April 1929 at 29 Derwent Road, West Derby, Liverpool, the son of Leonard Bromley, dental surgeon, and his wife, Kathleen Muriel, née Gibbs, who were then living at 51 Rocky Lane, Liverpool...

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(Lionel) Peter John Stuart Bromley (1929–2003) by Tom Hevezi, 2001 © Empics

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Archibald William Montgomerie, thirteenth earl of Eglinton and first earl of Winton (1812–1861) by George Sanders (after C. Smith) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Montgomerie, Archibald William, thirteenth earl of Eglinton and first earl of Winton (1812–1861), politician and racing patron, was born on 29 September 1812 at Palermo, Sicily, the second surviving son of Major-General Archibald Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie (1773–1814), and his cousin, Lady Mary Montgomerie (1787–1848)...

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Jonathan Peel (1799–1879) by Sir Francis Grant, exh. RA 1862 by permission of Huntingdon Town Council

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Peel, Jonathan (1799–1879), politician, soldier, and patron of the turf, the fifth son of Sir Robert Peel, first baronet (1750–1830), cotton manufacturer, and his first wife, Ellen Yates (1766–1803), and brother of Sir Robert Peel, second baronet, the politician, was born at Chamber Hall...

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J. G. Alger

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Seymour, Lord Henry (1805–1859), patron of the turf, was officially the younger son of Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, third marquess of Hertford (1777–1842), and his wife, Maria Emily Seymour-Conway, née Fagnani (1770/71–1856) [see under Conway, Francis Ingram-Seymour-, second marquess of Hertford], the French adopted daughter of ...

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St Leger, Anthony (bap. 1731, d. 1786), army officer and racing enthusiast, was baptized in February 1731, presumably at or near Grangemellon, co. Kildare, the fourth of five sons of Sir John St Leger (d. 1743) of Grangemellon, twenty-eight years a baron (or judge) of the Irish ...

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Stanley, Edward Smith, twelfth earl of Derby (1752–1834), sportsman and patron of horse-racing, was born on 12 September 1752 at Patten House, Preston, Lancashire, the eldest son and third child of James Smith Stanley, Lord Strange (1716–1771), and his wife, Lucy (d...

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Edward Smith Stanley, twelfth earl of Derby (1752–1834) by Thomas Gainsborough, in or before 1785 The Right Hon. the Earl of Derby