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Name: ALEXANDER, George (Major)

Nee: bro of William Alexander, distant cousin of Gerald Arthur Alexander, cousin of Henry Bruen Alexander

Birth Date: 21 Dec 1907 Co. Carlow, Ireland

Death Date: 2 Mar 1988 Sanctuary Farm, Naivasha

First Date: 1926

Profession: Horse trainer, farmer

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

Married: 1947 Anne Paterson d. 2 Nov 1955 Opotipot, Uganda [suicide]

Children: Penelope

Book Reference: Bendel, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Stud, Racing, Sitrep 2

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 [incorrect] 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
One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 259)
Father lived in Eire (Kenya Defence Force Records)
East Africa & Rhodesia - 1/12/55 - The death in Uganda is announced of Mrs Anne Alexander, aged 32, a well-known rider and show jumper, wife of Mr George Alexander, of Bilbo Farm, Molo and daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Pattison of Turi. Mrs Alexander had had a breakdown in health as a result of great anxiety owing to Mau Mau.

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