George Woolf

George Woolf's Death

Born (Birthday) May 31, 1910

Death Date January 4, 1946

Age of Death 35 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Arcadia, California, United States

Place of Burial Forest Lawn, California, United States

Profession Horse Jockey

The horse jockey George Woolf died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Canadian born horse jockey who was killed in a racing accident at Santa Anita Racetrack.

He grew up around horses in Canada and began competing in events in Montana.

He won an impressive 19.1% of his races.

Personal Life

His mother was a trick rider in the circus, while his father competed in rodeos.

When he died, the legendary Willie Shoemaker was just beginning his career.

How did George Woolf die?

During the running of the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on January 3, 1946, Woolf fell from his horse, Please Me, as he rounded the clubhouse turn. Suffering from a concussion, he was taken to the hospital, where he died the following day.