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Cooper, Sir Daniel (1848–1909)

The death is announced of Sir Daniel Cooper, second baronet, in his 61st year.

Sir Daniel Cooper, the Second baronet, of Woollahra, New South Wales, was born on November 15, 1848, and succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father on June 5, 1902, so that he enjoyed the honour a little over seven years. He was educated at Wellington College, and in 1886 married Harriet, daughter of Sir James Grant-Suttle, Bart. There is one child of the marriage, a daughter, Dorothy, born in 1887, and married last year to Lieutenant H. S. J. Streatfield, of the Grenadier Guards, a nephew of the Earl of Litchfield.

As became an Australian, Sir Daniel was an enthusiastic sportsman and breeder. He was a member of the Australian Jockey Club, and his colours wore prominent on the Australian turf in the eighties. With Blairgowrie he won the A.J.C. Champagne Stakes, 1885, and Champion Stakes, 1886, and among the other horses he raced were Cheshari, Sorata, Argyle, Huntingtower, Bowmont, and Oceana. He resumed turf pursuits soon after his arrival in England, and since 1891 his name has figured on the winning list with the exception of four seasons—1898-7-8 and 9—his winnings totalling upwards of 57,000. He was a staunch supporter of the classic races, and captured the One Thousand Guineas, 1906, with Flair, a filly of his own breeding; while Flotsam carried his orange and white livery into third place in the Derby, 1905, won by Rock Sand. Sir Daniel was elected a member of the English Jockey Club in 1894, and was on the estate committee of the club up to the time of his death.

Sir Daniel Cooper is succeeded by his brother, Mr. William Charles Cooper, who was born in 1851, and married in 1870 Alice Helen, daughter of Mr. George Hill, of Sydney. Their older son, Mr. William George Daniel Cooper, formerly of the 7th Hussars, is married to Lettice Margaret, daughter of Mr. W. H. Long, M.P. Mr. William Charles Cooper, it was announced on Saturday, gave £5000 to the Dreadnought Fund.

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'Cooper, Sir Daniel (1848–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 September 2020.

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