Sir Evelyn De Rothschild
Hillstar, Pattison Canadian International, Woodbine, October 19th 2014
Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, Sire: Danehill Dancer. Dam: Crystal Star
Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild was born into substantial wealth on August 29, 1931, but didn’t join the family business, the NM Rothschild & Sons Banking House, until he was 26. Founded by Nathan Mayer Rothschild in 1811, this British investment banking company employs more than 3,000 people in 42 countries. After joining his family’s company, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild carved his own niche in the finance world and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989 after serving as her financial adviser. He served as chairman of many endeavors including The Economist, the United Racecourse, the British Mercantile Banking & Securities House Association, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. He was a director of IBM United Kingdom Holdings Limited, De Beers Consolidated Mines and the Daily Telegraph. From three marriages, he has two sons, one daughter and two stepsons. His third marriage was to American lawyer and entrepreneur Lynn Forester. They spent one night of their honeymoon as guests at the White House. Sir Evelyn bred Hillstar at historic Southcourt Stud in Bedfordshire. His family’s involvement in Thoroughbred racing began in 1835 when banker Baron James de Rothschild began racing and breeding horses in France. Frequently referred to as the richest man in the world, Sir Evelyn’s net worth has been reported as $20 billion.