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Hulton, Edward (Sir) (1869 - 1925)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Mr Lytham

Associated Places:  Downside, nr Leatherhead, Surrey


Edward Hulton, whose initial sporting interest had been greyhound coursing, had his first runners on the Turf in 1906 and until 1911 he raced under the assumed name of Mr Lytham. Born the second son of a printer, who aptly produced the Sporting Chronicle, he had originally intended to be a Roman Catholic priest, but when his elder brother was accidentally killed he joined his father in the publishing business, which he later inherited. Involved with the Daily Sketch and the Evening Standard, he was a most successful businessman, and sold the concern for a price in the region of £6m two years before his death.

Sir Edward had many good horses including Fifinella, a filly of his own breeding, who won a wartime Oaks and Derby in 1916. He could not be present at Epsom on the occasion of Straitlace's victory, so the filly was led in by his wife and son.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Roseway   1919   (O)
Roseway   1919   (B)
Fifinella   1916   (O)
Fifinella   1916   (B)
Fifinella   1916   (O)
Fifinella   1916   (B)
Straitlace   1924   (O)

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