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Name: ALEXANDER, George (Major) (cf. ALEXANDER, Gerald F. And Gerald A.)

Nee: bro of William

Birth Date: Co. Carlow, Ireland

First Date: 1926

Profession: Horse Trainer.

Area: 1947 Kamoro River Farm Molo, Naivasha, KAD 1922 - G. Alexander, Koru, Hut the same. 1930 - 'Bilbo', Molo

Married: Pensie

Book Reference: Bendel, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Stud, Racing

General Information:

Bendel - He came to Kenya in 1926 and bought some ponies which he used for polo and hunting at Molo. In those days there were special races for Somali ponies and George, in partnership with his brother, bought a pony called Tim for about £15. They won a lot of races with Tim including the Kenya Police Cup and took it in turns to ride him. George's success of Tim led to other rides and he was soon riding quite frequently as an amateur against professional jockeys. In 1930 he won the Kenya Grand National on a horse called Tangerine IV and the following year won the Kenya Derby on Barrator, owned by Lord Howard de Walden. In 1930, also, George started training in a very small way and carried on with a few horses until the war. He trained his first winner, a horse called Loos in 1931. In 1935 George rode the filly Joyous Guard to win the St. Leger. After the war he increased his stable to about 15 horses and has turned out over 700 winners since he started. These include 5 Derby winners, King Midas, which won 12 races in a row, Golden Shower, Reveller, Valkyrie and of course, Belmo ........... he has been based at Naivasha since 1970. (more)
Hut has Major George A. Alexander married to Anne Paddison with a daughter Penelope, 1912, at Bilbo, MFH, Westerland, Mrs Alexander committed suicide? AND Gerry F. Alexander (2) married to Pensie 1947 Kamoro River Farm - went to NZ and to Nairobi, with a sister Lizzie West and Josie .
Red 22 - G. Alexander, Koru
EA Stud Book 1954 - Thoroughbred Stallions - G. Alexander, Molo
Racing - Owner of 'Bongo' - 1930 - G. Alexander
Hut - G. Alexander 1937 Kitale
Gazette 8 May 1956 probate for Annie Alexander by her husband George, of Molo. She d.Opotipot Uganda 2 Nov 1955

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