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Frederick Barrett

Full name: Frederick Whitfield Barrett
Nickname(s): Rattle
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1875 in Cork, Cork, Ireland
Died: November 7, 1949 in Swindon, Swindon, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Captain “Rattle” Barrett of the 15th Hussars captained the 1914 Westchester Cup team when Britain regained the trophy winning both matches in America. After winning an Olympic gold medal in 1920, he again played in the 1921 Westchester Cup, when both matches went to the Americans, and in 1924, on his second Olympic appearance, he won a bronze medal. Barrett was an accomplished steeplechase rider and only took up polo when his regiment went to India in 1902. After his return to England a bad fall at Sandown put an end to his steeplechasing career and then concentrated on polo with considerable success. In 1904, Captain Barret married the Honorable Isobel Caroline, daughter of Lord Kensington, and they acquired an estate at Wroughton Hall, Wiltshire. On returning from the Army, Barrett began training under National Hunt rules in 1929 and saddled winners for three Kings, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. His greatest success as a trainer was Annadale’s victory in the 1931 Scottish Grand National.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 44 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1924 Summer 48 Paris Polo Men's Polo Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1920 Summer 44 Antwerpen Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-07-31 GBR 13, ESP 11
1920 Summer 44 Antwerpen Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-07-26 GBR 8, BEL 3
1924 Summer 48 Paris Polo Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #3 2 1924-07-03 USA 10, GBR 2 1
1924 Summer 48 Paris Polo Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #5 1 1924-07-05 GBR 16, FRA 2
1924 Summer 48 Paris Polo Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #7 1 1924-07-07 GBR 10, ESP 3 1
1924 Summer 48 Paris Polo Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #8 2 1924-07-09 ARG 9, GBR 5