Sir Joseph Henry Hawley, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Joseph Henry Hawley Bt. (1813–75) was a noted English thoroughbred race horse owner and breeder.

Caricature in Vanity Fair, 21 May 1870

Hawley was born in Harley Street, London, on 27 October 1813, the eldest of ten children.

In his early career Hawley trained privately at Fyfield in Wiltshire. Four of his horses won the Epsom Derby:[1] Teddington (1851), Beadsman (1858), Musjid (1859) and Blue Gown (1868). Other classic horseracing wins were Fitz-Roland in the 1858 2,000 Guineas, Aphrodite in the 1851 1,000 Guineas, Miami in the 1847 Oaks and Pero Gomez in the 1869 St Leger. He thus won all five English Classics. He was the breeder of the 1874 Belmont Stakes winner Saxon.[2][3]

He served as High Sheriff of Kent for 1844.[4]

Novelist Henry Hawley Smart, Hawley's grandson, set several of his books in the racing world.

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  1. ^ Profile at the National Horseracing Museum - retrieved 9 January 2011
  2. ^ New York Racing Association (2010). "1874 Belmont Stakes" (pdf). The Belmont Stakes. New York Racing Association. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Bruce, S. D. (1884). American Stud Book. 1 (Revised ed.). New York: Turf, Field, and Farm. p. 90. OCLC 228769751. 
  4. ^ "no. 20311". The London Gazette. 31 January 1844. pp. 347–348. Retrieved 2008-09-19.