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Harry Payne Whitney

Harry Payne Whitney (Polo, horse racing.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 29, 1872; died, New York, NY, Oct. 26, 1930.)  A major sporting figure for the first three decades of the 20th century, Harry Payne Whitney had extensive influence in polo and thoroughbred racing.  Following his graduation from Yale (1894), Whitney was drawn to many […]

Devereaux Milburn

Devereaux Milburn (Polo. Born, Buffalo, NY, Sept. 18, 1881; died, Westbury, NY, Aug. 15, 1942.) It is not often that a player can revolutionize an old sport but Devereaux Milburn was able to accomplish just that in polo and, in the process, led United States teams to their greatest international triumphs in the period both […]

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