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Harry Lott

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Harry Lott, who was a pivotal senior figure at Weatherbys for over 25 years has sadly died aged 85. Recruited by Christopher Weatherby, father of Johnny and Roger, in 1973, he was the firm’s Managing Director through a period of great change and development.

During his tenure, Weatherbys’ relationship with Racing’s governing body (Jockey Club then BHB) was formalised, the supply and publishing of racing data was revolutionised and Weatherbys Bank was launched. He retired in 1996.
 
Johnny Weatherby said: “Harry brought dazzling commercial acumen to Weatherbys and definitely helped lay the foundations for the successful business we have today. He was a formidable operator and negotiator and had a transformative influence on the firm. He always kept an eye on how the business was going from his retirement in France and both Roger and I are deeply sorry he will not be helping Weatherbys celebrate 250 years of business in 2020.”