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Sir Albert Sakzewski was the founding chairman and government nominee of the Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland.
In that role from 1962 to 1981 he created the TAB and made a unique and monumental contribution to Queensland Racing.
Sir Albert, who dids in 1991, raced many successfull horses over a fifty year span from 1941 under the non-de-plume "Anthony Dare".
His colors of dark green jacket, purple cap were carried by such performers as Friar's Frolic (1951 QTC Sires Produce Stakes, 1951 QTC Guineas), Blazing (a top Creeker 1942 - 1945), Intrigued, Dashing Friar, Top Spot, Regal Ketch and Sea Road.
His breeding interests included ownership of the stallions Intrigued and Jack Ketch (Ire), and half ownership of the stallion Sea Road.
He was treasurer of Tattersall's Club, Brisbane from 1935 to 1953, President from 1953 to 1956 and a trustee from 1953 until his death, an office holder for 56 years.
Life membership included Tattersall's Club (1951), Brisbane Amateur Turf Club and Rockhampton Jockey Club.
Sir Albert was a Chartered Accountant, Company Director and Philanthropist. In 1971 he estalblished the Sir Albert Sakzewski Foundation, which in tuirn in 1986, conjointly with the Royal Childrens's Hospital, Brisbane, established the Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre.
He was Australian Amateur Billiards Champion in 1932, Queensland Amateur Billiards Champion six times and Queensland Snooker Champion eight times.
Sir Albert was knighted in the 1973 New Years honours list "For his distinguished contribution to commerce, sport and charity, and his generous philanthropic activities".