Chapter 6 - The other Joels: Jim, Dudley and Stanhope
The other Joels: Jim, Dudley and Stanhope
Jack Joel’s son, Harry “Jim” Joel was also a successful horserace owner winning the greatest flat race in the world, the Epsom Derby, in 1967 with Royal Palace, ridden by George Moore and trained by the famous Noel Murless.
He also won the greatest steeplechase race in the world, the Grand National in 1987 with Maori Venture ridden by Steve Knight and trained by Andrew Turnell.
Very few owners have ever won these two prestigious races.
To see the video of the 1987 Grand National: Click here 1987 Grand National
One of his horses, called Keep Talking was also bequeathed in his will to the Queen Mother when he died in 1992.
He lived in Hertfordshire in Childwick Bury Manor that Jim Joel’s father Jack had bought at auction in 1906. It had been a stud farm since around 1886. In 1978 Jim Joel sold the Manor to the Marquis de Moratella and the stud to the famous film director Stanley Kubrick.
Stanley Kubrick used the estate as both a home and a nerve centre for his film productions. He lived there until his death in 1999 and is interred on its grounds.
In 1985 Jim Joel established the Childwick Trust based at the Stud on The Childwick Bury Estate.
Jim Joel never married and following his death at the age of 97 in March 1992, all funds from the sale of his estate were channelled into the Childwick Trust. The Childwick Trust has been able to distribute in excess of £40 million since 1992 to causes within the Objects set down by him.
Dudley Joel was the son of Solomon (Solly) and Ellen "Nellie" Joel. He married Esme Oldham and on his father's death in 1931, Dudley Joel inherited Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket.
In the 1931 general election, Dudley Joel was elected the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Dudley. He was re-elected to Parliament in 1935 but with the outbreak of World War II joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and was killed in action in 1941 when the merchant steamship, Registan was bombed by German aircraft off Cape Cornwall.
Dudley Joel is buried in the family plot at the Willesden Jewish Cemetery in London.
Stanhope wrote the book Ace of diamonds: the story of Solomon Barnato Joel