Frederick Cathcart was born On This Day 17th March 1859. Lived at 11 Hillbury Road and Thrale House North Drive Streatham.
He was Clerk of the course and Chairman Cheltenham Racecourses 1908-1934. He was responsible for the development of Cheltenham as the world headquarters of National Hunt racing, establishing the Cheltenham Festival as the leading National Hunt event in the racing calendar, and for instigating two of its major races - the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Champions Hurdle. In 1999, industry paper the Racing Post named him at number 11 in the list of 100 Makers of 20th Century Racing.
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