George Woolf | Mormons in Rodeo and Horse Racing

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One of the greatest and most famous Mormon jockeys of the roaring twenties, thirties, and forties, George Woolf had an award named after him that is given only to the most successful jockeys; a testament to the skill and success of this celebrity Mormon horse rider. With the nickname of ‘The Iceman’, Woolf was known to win most of the major races in which he competed with his legendary horse Sea Biscuit which was adapted into a movie. Sadly, this famous Mormon jockey was killed on the track during the Santa Anita race in 1946, bringing a sad curtain down on his excellent career.

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