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George Ridsdale


4 year old chestnut gelding

Foaled:10 April 2016
Sire: Ruler Of The World
Dam: Cape Rising
Colour: chestnut
Owner:John Blackburn & Imperial Racing
Breeder:J R Wills
OR Turf: 62
OR Hurdle: 105
Record: Wins: 3 3rd: 2
Prizemoney: £ 5,767
Flat form:99/ 4869- 113
Jumps form:3169-
Purchased:Tattersalls October Yearling Sales Book 3

Chestnut gelding by Ruler Of The World out of Cape Rising. George Ridsdale won for the first time over hurdles at Musselburgh in November 2019 ridden by Paddy Brennan. Back on the flat George Ridsdale was an easy winner at Newcastle in September 2020 and he followed up at Ayr the following week.

Stallion reference:

RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE), Chesnut horse, 2010, by Galileo (IRE), out of Love Me True (USA), by Kingmambo (USA). Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2013 (9.5-10.5f.). Top rated older horse in Ireland in 2014 (11-13f.). Won 4 races, value £1,070,242, at 3 and 4, from 1 mile 2 furlongs to 1½ miles, Investec Derby Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1, Qatar Prix Foy, Longchamp, Gr.2, MBNA Chester Vase, Chester, Gr.3, also placed second in Qatar Prix Niel, Longchamp, Gr.2, and third in Qipco Champion Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1. Retired to Stud in 2015.

Name: George Ridsdale was a soldier from Sheriff Hutton who fought with the Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War. He is commemorated by a plaque in the local village hall.

Race entries
There are currently no entries for this horse.


17/09/20 George Ridsdale follows up at Ayr

08/09/20 George Ridsdale wins at Newcastle

06/11/19 George Ridsdale scores in Scotland

Race Wins


Luxury Breaks At Western House Hotel Handicap
Distance: 1m
Course: Ayr
Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

08/09/20 Handicap
Distance: 1m 2f
Course: Newcastle
Jockey: Daniel Tudhope


Jeffery Associates Juvenile Maiden Hurdle
Distance: 1m 7½f
Course: Musselburgh
Jockey: Paddy Brennan

Three generation pedigree
chestnut gelding
Ruler Of The World (IRE) Galileo (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA)
Urban Sea (USA)
Love Me True (USA) Kingmambo (USA)
Lassie's Lady (USA)
Cape Rising (IRE) Cape Cross (IRE) Green Desert (USA)
Park Appeal
Woodrising Nomination

Further details
More photos here.
Full pedigree here.

Mick Easterby, New House Farm, Sheriff Hutton, York, UK
YO60 6TN Tel: 01347 878368


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