Badsworth Boy

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Badsworth Boy
Sire Will Hays
Grandsire Bold Ruler
Dam Falcade
Damsire Falcon
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1975
Country Great Britain
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Not found
Owner Doug Armitage, Maurice Gibson and Ronald Howe
Trainer Michael W. Dickinson
Monica Dickinson (1985)
Record Not found
Earnings Not found
Major wins
Queen Mother Champion Chase (1983, 1984, 1985)
Last updated on 2 January 2008

Badsworth Boy (1975–2002) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He completed a hat-trick from 1983-1985 in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. In so doing, he also became a winner for all three members of the Dickinson family as Tony, Michael and Monica all trained him in their turn, and he became the 12th horse in jumping history to pass the £100,000 earnings mark.

Racing career[edit]

In all, Badsworth Boy claimed victory eight times over hurdles and eighteen times over fences, in spite of the fact that his very fast jumping sometimes led to disaster. In the first of his three Champion Chase triumphs, Badsworth Boy won by a distance from Artifice, with his stablemate and favourite Rathgorman - the 1982 winner - well behind. In 1984, he had ten lengths to spare over Little Bay, and in his final success, he finished the same distance in front of Far Bridge. His final trip into the winner's circle came in January 1987.

Retirement and death[edit]

Badsworth Boy died of a heart attack at age twenty-seven in October 2002.


Pedigree of Badsworth Boy (GB), chestnut gelding, 1975[1]
Will Hays (USA)
Bold Ruler (USA)
Nasrullah Nearco
Mumtaz Begum
Miss Disco Discovery
Broadway (USA)
Hasty Road Roman
Traffic Court
Flitabout Challedon
Falcade (GB)
Falcon (GB)
Milesian My Babu
Pretty Swift Petition
Perpilia (GB)
Red God Nasrullah
Spring Run
Ace of Spades Atout Maitre
Brave Empress (Family 14-c)
  • Badsworth Boy was inbred 3 x 4 to Nasrullah, meaning that this stallion appears in both the third and fourth generations of his pedigree.


  1. ^ "Badsworth Boy pedigree".