|Breeder||Sir Edward Hulton|
|Owner||Sir Edward Hulton|
|Fifinella is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Silver Fowl by Polymelus. She was born around 1913 in Great Britain, and was bred by Sir Edward Hulton.|
Cheveley Park Stakes (1915)|
Epsom Derby (1916)
Epsom Oaks (1916)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on July 20, 2007|
Bred and raced by Sir Edward Hulton, Fifinella was a daughter of Champion Sire Polymelus and out of the mare, Silver Fowl. Conditioned by Dick Dawson, on the track at age two the frequently raucous Fifinella won two races including the important Cheveley Park Stakes under jockey Steve Donoghue.
As a three-year-old, Fifinella was ridden by Joe Childs. Racing against mostly colts, after acting up at the starting gate, Fifinella finished second by a neck in the 1916 1,000 Guineas. However, the "flying" filly came back to win England's most prestigious race, the Epsom Derby followed by the country's most prestigious race for females, the Epsom Oaks.
Retired at the end of the 1916 season, Fifinella met with only modest success as a broodmare. The most notable of the eight race winners she produced was the colt Press Gang (b. 1927) who won the juvenile Middle Park and Rous Memorial Stakes and at age three the Princess of Wales and Gordon Stakes.
Author Roald Dahl, born the year of Fifinella's great racing successes, used her name for his female characters in his 1943 book, The Gremlins.