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William Blenkiron (1807?–1871) by unknown engraver, pubd 1871 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. C. Boase

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Blenkiron, William (1807?–1871), racehorse breeder, was born at Marrick, near Richmond, Yorkshire. His father was a Swaledale farmer but Blenkiron abandoned that pursuit and moved in 1834 to London, where he commenced business as a general agent in Wood Street, Cheapside. In 1845 he added a business manufacturing stocks and collars to his economic activities but three years later retired in favour of his son to devote his time to the breeding of racehorses....

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Butt, Sir Alfred, first baronet (1878–1962), music-hall entrepreneur and racehorse owner and breeder, was born on 20 March 1878, the only son of Frederick Butt, a builder. He was educated at Westminster School and, after leaving school, worked in the accounting department at ...

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Edward Moorhouse

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Day, William Henry (1823–1908), racehorse breeder and trainer, born on 9 August 1823 at Danebury, Hampshire, was a younger son of John Barham Day (1793–1860) and an Irish woman whose surname was Goddard. His father, known as Honest John, founded the famous Danebury...

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Edward Moorhouse

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Gubbins, John Russell (1838–1906), racehorse owner and breeder, was born on 16 December 1838 at the family home, Kilfrush, co. Limerick, the fourth son of Joseph Gubbins and his wife, Maria, daughter of Thomas Wise of Cork. He had three surviving brothers and five sisters. After being educated privately, ...

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Hill, Albert Edwin [Bertie] (1927–2005), equestrian and farmer, was born on 7 February 1927 at Birch Farm, Swimbridge, Devon, the son of Hubert Hill, farmer, and his wife, Margery Evelyn, née Thorne. His involvement with horses began at an early age. He is said to have followed the ...

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See Howard, Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-, sixteenth duke of Norfolk

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Maple, Sir John Blundell, baronet (1845–1903), businessman and racehorse owner and breeder, was born on 1 March 1845 at 145 Tottenham Court Road, London, the elder son of John Maple (d. 1900) and his wife, Emily Blundell. His father, after some years as an assistant with ...

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Primrose, (Albert Edward) Harry Mayer Archibald, sixth earl of Rosebery and second earl of Midlothian (1882–1974), landowner and racehorse breeder, was born at Dalmeny House, near Edinburgh, on 8 January 1882, the elder son (there were also two daughters) of Archibald Philip Primrose, ...

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Sangster, Robert Edmund (1936–2004), racehorse owner and breeder, was born on 23 May 1936 at Lorna Lodge, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester, the only child of Vernon Edmund Sangster (1899–1986), football pools promoter, and his wife, Margaret Martha (Peggy), née Smith. He was educated as a weekly boarder at ...