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Mackay, William Hoote (1887–1956)

Mr. William Hoote Mackay, of Tinagroo, Scone, N.S.W., who died last month at the age of 69, was a member of a pioneer grazing family in New South Wales, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mackay, of Anambah, near West Maitland. Apart from their grazing interests, the Mackay family has long been prominent as breeders of some of the best thoroughbreds in Australia.

Mr. Mackay purchased Tinagroo many years ago, and during his ownership continued to breed top quality cattle and thoroughbreds. He used many imported stallions, including Wayside Inn, King's Own, and Lighthouse II, the last named having sired one of Australia's best racehorses today, Sailor's Guide, before he left England. Dark Elegance, a brilliant filly on the racecourse and a consistent producer since she was retired, was also raced by Mr. Mackay.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1956, p 1423 (view original)

Citation details

'Mackay, William Hoote (1887–1956)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mackay-william-hoote-639/text640, accessed 16 June 2021.

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