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John Theophilus Bagram - Horse Racing

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Hong Kong - 1926

 

The Races

 


Theo leading a pony at the Hong Kong Races 1926

Theo leading a pony at the Hong Kong Races 1926

John Theophilus Bagram 'Theo' loved the Hong Kong races just as much as his uncle, Sir Paul Chater. Theo seen here leading an un-named pony at the Hong Kong races.
Lilian and Theo lead in two more Chater ponies

Lil and Theo leading in ponies together

Lilian and Theo can be seen here leading in another winner from the Sir Paul Chater stable.

His wife Lilian owned and ran her own pony called Sunburst. Lilian's nickname within the family was 'Gympy' so it was with great love and affection Theo named a pony after her.

Between 1924 and 1926 Theo owned and ran four ponies in the Hong Kong races, they were stabled with those of his uncle, Sir Paul.  The ponies were named: Roman Bay, Gymp, Hematite, Zircon. Lilian owned Sunburst which was also stabled with the others.

Lilian's Proud Moment

Lilian leading in a 2nd place pony

Lilian's pony 'Sunburst' seen here being lead in at 2nd place. Hong Kong races 1926.

Lilian Bagram

Portrait of Lilian

This portrait was taken in Sydney during a holiday with Theo for a magazine article on the couple. 

Theo Bagram

Portrait of Theo Bagram

 

Lilian and Theo with one of Sir Paul Chater's ponies at his stables - 1926

Lilian and Theo with one of Sir Paul Chater's ponies at his stables - 1926

At the Chater Stables in Hong Kong 1926, Lilian and Theo were keen race-goers.

The Grandstand - 1926

 

The Grandstand - 1926

Handwritten text of Lilian Bagram from the back of the photo on the left

Polo Gymkhana - 1941

Supporting the war effort: Pictured in the local newspaper in Hong Kong, Theo Bagram testing his skills at the darts stand, alongside Police Commissioner J.P. Pennefather-Evans. Looking on beside them is His Excellency The Governor.

Polo Gymkhana - 1941

And this is the photograph that the newspaper article (left) used.

Polo Gymkhana - 1941