Ernest Augustus Lee Steere was born in 1866 and was vice chairman of the WATC in 1919, Chairman in 1920 and held the position for 21 years until 1941.
His Gallopers won 2 Caulfield Cups a Sydney Cup and a Perth Cup. His all red colours were worn by the great W A champion Eurythmic as well as the very handy Second Wind and the good mare Maple.
Sir Ernest lost 2 sons during the war and had the 2 Caulfield Cups melted down and donated the gold to the war effort.
He died in 1957 aged 91 years.
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