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TIMES PAST: JAN. 4, 1946

A Teary Farewell to a Legendary Jockey

January 04, 2006

Teary-eyed jockeys, trainers and grooms gathered at the Santa Anita racetrack winner's circle and 24,000 spectators choked back emotions as taps were played for racing immortal George Woolf, 36, who died two days earlier after being thrown from his mount, Please Me. Woolf won the first three Hollywood Gold Cups on Seabiscuit, Kayak II and Challedon. He also won the first Santa Anita Handicap aboard Azucar. He is best remembered for beating War Admiral aboard Seabiscuit in a 1938 match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

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