Michael W. Dickinson|
Monica Dickinson (1985)
|Badsworth Boy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Falcade by Will Hays. He was born around 1975 in Great Britain, and was bred by Not found.|
|Queen Mother Champion Chase (1983, 1984, 1985)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on January 2, 2008|
Badsworth Boy (1975–2002) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He managed to complete 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. In all he 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.
Badsworth Boy died of a heart attack at age twenty-seven in October 2002.
- The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - by Bill Mooney and George Ennor