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Frank Mackey

Full name: Frank Jay Mackey
Gender: Male
Born: March 20, 1852 in Gilboa, New York, United States
Died: February 24, 1927 in Riverside, California, United States
Affiliations: Foxhunters Hurlingham, (GBR)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Polo

Related Olympians: Stepfather of Fon, Marquis de Portago.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Frank Mackey founded the financial services company Household Finance in 1878. The company still exists as of 2015, but later became known as HSBC. Mackay became a wealthy man from Household Finance and this gave him time to indulge in his hobby of polo playing. He had a strong international career in polo, winning such tournaments as the Paris International Tournament, Warwickshie Hunt, Cirencester Challenge, and County Cups in England. He donated many trophies for polo tournaments, especially in California and Paris. It was said of him that he “lived a charmed life” but when he became terminally ill, he lost that charm by taking his own life. After his suicide due to a serious illness, he bequeathed his entire fortune to his last wife, 40 years younger than him, which later was bequeathed to his stepson, the Spanish bob pilot [Fons de Portago], who took part in the Winter Games in 1956 and in Formula 1 races as well.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 48 Paris Polo Men's Polo Foxhunters Hurlingham USA 1 Gold

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1900 Summer 48 Paris Polo Foxhunters Hurlingham USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1900-06-02 Foxhunters Hurlingham-1 3, BLO Polo Club, Rugby-2 1 1
1900 Summer 48 Paris Polo Foxhunters Hurlingham USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1900-05-31 Foxhunters Hurlingham-1 6, Bagatelle Polo Club, Paris-3 4
1900 Summer 48 Paris Polo Foxhunters Hurlingham USA Round One Match #1 1 1900-05-28 Foxhunters Hurlingham-1 10, Compiègne Polo Club 0 3
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