Lord George Cavendish Bentinck
Person Male Born 1802 Died 1848
Grandson of the 3rd Duke of Portland. Member of Parliament for Kings Lynn. Private secretary to George Canning, his uncle. Voted for the Reform Bill and as head of the Protectionist Party opposed the Free Trade Measures introduced by Sir Robert Peel. Popular sportsman (means riding to hunt and owning racing horses). He developed many of the rules and customs of today's races such as parading the horses in the paddocks before the race and starting the race with a flag.