From Cardston, Alberta
George Monroe Woolf, nicknamed “The Iceman”, was a thoroughbred racehorse jockey.
Born in 1910 in Cardston, Alberta
Died in 1946 in Arcadia, California
Woolf was born on a ranch in Cardston, Alberta in a riding family. His mother was a trick rider in a circus and his father was a rodeo rider.
Woolf learned to ride horses as a child and as a teenager, he rode in horse races and competed in rodeo events in Alberta and Montana.
He rode his first race in 1928 and within four years became a regular at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
He became known for riding the people’s champion Seabiscuit to victories in 1938.
- 1955 – Inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
- 1956 – Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame