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Desert Orchid

Desert Orchid
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Sire Grey Mirage
Grandsire Double-U-Jay
Dam Flower Child
Damsire Brother
Sex Gelding
Foaled 11 April 1979 in Goadby, Leicestershire, England.
Country Great Britain
Colour Grey
Breeder James Burridge
Owner James Burridge, Midge Burridge, Richard Burridge, Simon Bullimore
Trainer David Elsworth at Whitsbury Manor Racing Stables, Fordingbridge, Wiltshire
Record 70: 34-11-8
Earnings £654,066
Major wins
Tolworth Hurdle (1984) Kingwell Hurdle (1984) Hurst Park Novices’ Chase (1985) King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990) Gainsborough Chase (1987, 1989, 1991) Martell Cup (1988) Whitbread Gold Cup (1988) Tingle Creek Chase (1988) Victor Chandler Chase (1989) Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989) Racing Post Chase (1990) Irish Grand National (1990)
Awards
Timeform rating: 187
Honours
The Desert Orchid Chase at Wincanton Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse Statue, ashes, headstone – Kempton Park Racecourse