Person:Sydney Paget (1)

Sydney Augustus Paget
b.19 Apr 1857 Suffolk, England
d.16 Sep 1916 London, England
m. 8 Apr 1847
  1. Gen. Sir Arthur Henry Fitzroy Paget1851 - 1928
  2. Sydney Augustus Paget1857 - 1916
  3. Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st Baron Queenborough1861 - 1949
m. 13 Mar 1906
Facts and Events
Name[2] Sydney Augustus Paget
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 Apr 1857 Suffolk, England
Marriage 13 Mar 1906 to Marie Elizabeth Dolan
Death[1] 16 Sep 1916 London, England
Reference Number[1] Q7660081?

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Sydney Augustus Paget (19 April 1857 – 16 September 1916) was an English aristocrat who owned and raced Thoroughbred racehorses in the United States and who managed the racing operations for prominent owners, William C. Whitney and James Ben Ali Haggin.

He was the fifth son and twelfth child of Cecilia Wyndham and her husband, Lord Alfred Paget. Sydney Paget served with the British Army in the Second Boer War, achieving the rank of Lieutenant with the machine gun section of the XIIth Yeomanry.

His brother, Almeric, married Pauline Payne Whitney, daughter of the enormously wealthy William C. Whitney who hired Sydney Paget to manage his New York Thoroughbred racing stable. Paget ran a ranch at Big Horn, Wyoming for William Whitney where he raised Thoroughbreds on the open range.

Among the other top horses Paget was involved with was the filly Hamburg Belle who won the prestigious Belmont Futurity Stakes in 1903.[1] Hamburg Belle was owned by James Ben Ali Haggin but raced in Paget's name. [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sydney Paget, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. MacColl, Gail, and Carol McD. Wallace. To Marry an English Lord. (New York: Workman Publishing, 1989).
  3.   The New York Times. (New York, New York), 18 Sep 1916.

    Sydney Paget, formerly manager of the racing stable of the late William C. Whitney, and for many years a resident of New York, died in London, England, on Saturday, in his sixtieth year. Mr. Paget was a son of Lord Alfred Paget, son of the Marquis of Anglesey; and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He was one of fourteen children and had to earn his living. He settled in Custer, Montana, where he first became a cowboy, later starting a horse ranch. In 1897 he sold his ranch and became Mr. Whitney's manager.