Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet  

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Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet (3 March 1869, Manchester – 23 May 1925, Downside, Surrey) was a British newspaper publisher and thoroughbred racehorse owner. He founded the Daily Sketch (a newspaper conservative in its views and populist in its tone) in 1909. He was created a Baronet, of Downside, in the Parish of Leatherhead in the County of Surrey, in 1921.


Hulton was the second son of Edward Hulton (died 1904), a Manchester newspaper publisher. He was bought up as a Roman Catholic in the Manchester district of Whalley Range and was educated at the St Bede's Commercial College from 1878 to 1885.

Thoroughbred horse racing

Hulton owned a successful thoroughbred racing stable. With trainer Richard C. Dawson conditioning his horses, Hulton was the British flat racing Champion Owner in 1916. That year his wins included the filly Fifinella capturing the Epsom Oaks and the Epsom Derby, the last horse to ever accomplish that feat. Hulton's horses won the 1919 1,000 Guineas and a second Epsom Oaks in 1924.

Edward George Warris Hulton

His son, Sir Edward George Warris Hulton, would publish magazines including Picture Post, Lilliput and the children's magazine Hulton's Girls' Stories, and would be a member of the 1941 Committee

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